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Two really great poems in this collection.,
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This review is from: Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)
Langston Hughes is one of the most amazing poets of the 20th century. He is called the "Poet Laurete of the Negro Race." You can see his passion for writing through the beautiful poems included in this collection. "The Negro Speaks Rivers" is one of my favorite poems. Written in 1919 on the train to Mexico, it was the first poem that Hughes ever wrote. It is now a landmark in African American Literature as it marks the beginning of the Harlem Renassiance. Hughes poem "Harlem" touches me deeply. The opening line grabs the reader: "What happens to a dream defered?" Hughes knows his passion and used it to snag the reader, taking them to a world of rich culture and beautiful ideals.
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