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Hughes and His Women Were Eves eyes In the first garden Just a bit too bold Was Cleopatra gorgeous In a gown of gold Jazzonia Langston Hughes devoted his art writing to the true expression of the lives hopes fears and angers of ordinary black people without the self-consciousness or sugar coating Moore Hughes not only focused on black peoples lives in general he went into detail about their hopes their fears their accomplishments and their failures Hughess poetry expressed the pride he held of the black race and his pride in being one or at least part of one Hughes would dedicate his entire life to writing poetry and books about his people the Negro race One of the subjects Hughes focused on in his poetry were women Hughess women were always mistreated yet always proud and bold taking matters into their own hands in most cases Hughes sympathizes with black women and writes poems to express the situations they lived through by writing about them and in some cases expressing his view of women and writing through a womans point of view to express the hardships of their lives During Hughess career he was criticized for his writings as straightforward treatments of the harsh and gritty lives of ordinary black people Moore Even black critics and intellectuals who wanted only the most positive and refined images of black life to be presented for the inspection of white audiences Moore were offended by his writings While Hughes was not unsympathetic to the feelings of such critics he rejected their assumptions as a willingness to allow the dominant white society to dictate the terms upon which black people their values and their lifestyles would be judged Due to his lifelong affection for ordinary black people and his vivid and affectionate rendering of their lives in their own language he has a place in his poetry for the roles of women Since he
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