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afro american fragment by langston hughes publication information not available

Afro-American Fragment By Langston HughesPublication Information Not Available

Presented by Sierra Longwell and Eric Blankenship

this poem should be kept because
This Poem Should Be Kept Because….
  • This poem represents many literary elements.
  • This poem appeals to diverse students.
rhythm and rhyme
Rhythm and Rhyme
  • So long,
  • So far away
  • Is Africa.
  • Not even memories alive
  • Save those that history books create,
  • This is written in mostly iambic feet, but overall it is free-verse.
  • It conains no rhyme.
repetition
Repetition
  • In lines 14 and 23, Langston Hughes uses repetition.
  • Through some vast mist of race……Dark face.
  • Also, in lines 15 and 20, he also uses repetition.
  • There comes this song…..So long.
alliteration
Alliteration
  • Langston Hughes uses alliteration a lot in this poem, like in lines 5, 6, 7, and 8.
  • Save those that history books create,
  • Save those that songs
  • Beat back into the blood-
  • Beat out of blood with words sad sung.
consonance
Consonance
  • Langston Hughes uses consonance in lines 9, 14, and 18.
  • Line 9:In strange, un-Negro tongue-
  • Line 14: Through some vast mist of race
  • Line 18: Of bitter yearning lost
repetition1
Repetition
  • In this poem, Langston Hughes uses repetition in lines 1-3, 10-12, and 20-22, all saying the same thing.
  • So long,
  • So far away,
  • Is Africa.
personification
Personification
  • Langston Hughes uses personification in lines 22 and 23.
  • Is Africa’s
  • Dark face.
  • Obviously, since Africa is a continent there is no way it can have a face. It also may refer to that Africa’s people have a dark face.
parallelism
Parallelism
  • Langston Hughes uses parallelism in lines 5 and 6.
  • Save those that history books create,
  • Save those that songs..
assonance
Assonance
  • Langston Hughes uses assonance in lines 16 and 17, and 13-15.
  • Lines 13-15: Are the drums-and yet
  • Through some vast mist of race
  • Comes this song.
  • Lines 16 and 17: I do not understand
  • This song of atavistic land,
conclusion
Conclusion
  • This poem deserves to be kept because it has many different literary elements such as alliteration, consonance, and repetition.
  • It also is appealing to diverse groups of students.