Langston Hughes

1.) Choose one of Hughes’s poems we read this week and provide an analysis. Please address the following: how does Hughes use the raw materials of poetry (words and their sounds) to convey a certain feeling to the reader? How is his perception of the African American experience reflected in the poem you chose?

2.) Readers and critics alike have been interested in Hughes’s style and the fact that he is not preoccupied with form, i.e. rhyme, rhythm, pattern Do you think this strengthens or weakens his poetry? Use a specific Hughes poem to illustrate your ideas.