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Throughout the history of literature authors have told their readers of the time periods they have lived in and also they have reflected parts of their own character One major style that has been effectively used in this manner is poetry The style of poetry was a greatly made use of during the Harlem Renaissance which was when the African-American arts was at its peak One of the most popular poets of the Harlem Renaissance is Langston Hughes Despite the racism that prevailed in the 1920s Langston Hughes used his poetry as well as prose to encourage himself and his fellow African-Americans to be proud of their race regardless of their trials and tribulationsJames Langston Hughes was born on February 1 1902 in Joplin Missouri to James Nathaniel Hughes and Carrie Hughes two intelligent college-educated blacks Soon after Langstons birth his parents separated James left for Mexico where he became an engineer while Carrie was forced to take watering and cleaning jobs Rampersad 5 For most of Langstons childhood he lived with his grandmother Mary Langston a headstrong woman who escaped slavery and became an underground railroad conductor Langston received his love for the arts from his mother and grandmother They both would read to him and Carrie brought to see plays 17Although Langstons mother Carrie brought him to see plays a read to him she was never really around for him because she traveled around looking for better work to support herself and aid her mother Hughes 16 Langston perceived her absence as being negated He fell into a deep depression With this depression he drowned himself in reading and his writing Rampersad16 Also he became fascinated with death so-much-so that he found great comfort in the local morgue He would even spend nights there when he would run away from homeAt the age of 12 Langston was a star to the younger black students in his school for two reasons One he
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