How Langston Hughes Crafted an Optimistic Vision out of America's Shameful Past
This compare and contrast essay takes a look at Langston Hughes' poems "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and "I, Too." The student contextualizes the poems in the historical understandings and interpretations of the Harlem Renaissance, with a focus on optimism.
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"You've done a good job identifying specific moments, phrases, and word choice to examine the themes and ideas in Hughes' two poems. This ensures your analysis is rooted directly in the words themselves; however, do keep in mind that poems can be both literal and figurative. Perhaps probing the moments when Hughes' words function in both modes will provide a deeper reading. In terms of the writing itself, make sure to properly capitalize and double-check the names of the poems. You use both "African American" and "black"--you will want to think about consistency and rhetoric in this case; related, the language is moving away from using "blacks" as a collective noun. Think about your word choice from a rhetorical angle, as well as whether you want to capitalize "Black," which is now suggested by some style guides."
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