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Langston Hughes wrote many narrative poems He was notorious for writing poems about real life issues His poems tend to reflect his life experiences such as unfairness to African-Americans during the 1940s-1960s Hughes narrative poems showed the true cruelty shown to Blacks this especially evident in his life Mule Bone and controversyLangston Hughes life greatly affected his poetry and writing Langston Hughes was born in Joplin Missouri As a young man he held a variety of jobs - teacher ranch hand farmer seaman and nightclub cook among other He drew on all this experiences and above all on the experience of being a black man in America to create his great body of literary Prentice Hall Literature 624 Langston Hughes many jobs deeply affected his literature by making it more realistic It also helped him to expand his thoughts and mind as a writer As a young child Langstons parents split and he was left to be raised by his grandmother Grolier This deeply affected his narrative writing by allowing him to express pain and anger fluently through his emotionally expressed work This is important because emotion is important in narrative writing because it tells the story more dramatically Langston greatly admired his grandmother and credits her for some of his greatest works of literature Langstons life and poetry are completing each other Langstons life is very influential in his writing because it added a self-image of himself in his work Langston Hughes played an important and influential part in his narrative poetryLangston Hughes writing also reflected his life such as in Mule Bone I been to hell Jack tole him Tell us how it is down there Jack Well he says just like here you caint git to de fire for de preachers Hughes 110 What Hughes was commenting was that everyone including the preachers or societal leader during the time was engaging in bad behavior and that their intentions were
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