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Langston Hughes. By Michael bond, tim byrne , and reed puleo. Langston Hughes. Born On Februrary 1 st 1902 Joplin, Missouri James Hughes and Carrie Hughes were his parents Parents were divorced when he was an infant Was raised by his Grandmother in Lawrence, Kansas

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Langston hughes

Langston Hughes

By Michael bond, timbyrne, and reed puleo


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Langston Hughes

  • Born On Februrary 1st 1902

  • Joplin, Missouri

  • James Hughes and Carrie Hughes were his parents

  • Parents were divorced when he was an infant

  • Was raised by his Grandmother in Lawrence, Kansas

  • His Grandma died-Hughes went to Cleveland, Ohio

  • Went to Columbia University for a year, then dropped out

  • Got Bachelors degree from Lincoln University


Career

Career

  • Worked odd jobs when he was young

  • Used Different forms of literary expression

  • Poet- “The Weary Blues,” “Fine Clothes to a Jew”

  • Novelist- Not Without Laughter, Tambourines to Glory

  • Short Story Writer- The Ways of White Folks, Simple

  • Autobiographies- The Big Sea, I Wonder as I wander


Positive criticism

Positive Criticism

  • Hughes creative life was full, varied, and original

  • Always honest

  • His writing seemed to speak for millions

  • Took pride in his cultural background


Negative criticism

Negative Criticism

  • Many negro intellects felt as though their race was being portrayed negatively

  • Stereotypes were enforced

  • Looked at the lives of ordinary Negros as opposed to successful ones


Influences

INFLUENCES

  • Music of the time

  • Jazz, Blues, Big Band, Be-Bop

  • African-American Culture

  • Trips to Africa


Po boy blues

PO’ BOY BLUES

  • When I was home de

  • Sunshine seemed like gold.

  • When I was home de

  • Sunshine seemed like gold.

  • Since I come up North de

  • Whole damn world’s turned cold.

  • I was a good boy,

  • Never done no wrong.

  • Yes, I was a good boy,

  • Never done no wrong,

  • But this world is weary

  • An’ de road is hard an’ long.

  • I fell in love with

  • A gal I thought was kind.

  • Fell in love with

  • A gal I thought was kind.

  • She made me lose ma money

  • An’ almost lose ma mind.

  • Weary, weary,

  • Weary early in de morn.

  • Weary, weary,

  • Early, early in de morn.

  • I’s so weary

  • I wish I’d never been born.


Cultural background

Cultural Background

  • First African-American to earn his living by writing

  • Black Arts Movement

  • Lived in Missouri, Kansas, Africa, New York City, and The Soviet Union


I too sing america

I, Too, Sing America

  • I, too, sing America.

  • I am the darker brother.

  • They send me to eat in the kitchen

  • When company comes,

  • But I laugh,

  • And eat well,

  • And grow strong.

  • Tomorrow,

  • I’ll be at the table

  • When company comes.

  • Nobody’ll dare

  • Say to me,

  • “Eat in the kitchen.”

  • Then

  • Besides,

  • They’ll see how beautiful I am

  • And be ashamed- -

  • I, too, am America.


Dreams

Dreams

  • Hold fast to dreams

  • For if dreams die

  • Life is a broken-winged bird

  • That cannot fly.

  • Hold fast to dreams

  • For when dreams go

  • Life is a barren field

  • Frozen with snow.


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