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  1. Langston Hughes Mother to son, Jazzonia, Good bye Christ By Gaby Mantilla

  2. Biography • Born Feb 1rst, 1902 Joplin Missouri • Died May 27th, 1967 • 1903 Parents separated making movement frequent • 1924 Attends Columbia University • 1924 Publishes “ The Negro Speaks of Rivers” • 1924 drops out of Columbia University and moves to Africa, Holland, and Paris • 1924-1966 many great works are published earning many metals and prestigious awards • 1967 he dies at the age of 65 • 1973 the first Langston Hughes metal awarded by city college NY

  3. Mother to son Mother to Son • THEME • Explaining the struggle of life • TONE • Calm but a sad mood • technique • Free verse • Metaphor • Repetition

  4. Jazzonia • Theme • There is beauty and art in everything. • Tone • happy, exited, just enjoying life. • Technique • Alliteration • Allusion • Imagery • Free verse

  5. Good bye Christ • Theme • Christ has become to common he isn't loved as much • Tone • Neutral like talking to god maybe disappointed • Technique • Free verse • Alliteration • Metaphor • Imagery

  6. Contributions • He shed light on Racism and how it was terrible • He wrote poems about how life was for black men and women during this time period • He was one of the major poets and novelists at this time. • His works helped shape American literature and politics.