Literary and Rhetorical Devices in Langston Hughes' "Let America Be America Again"
This literary analysis of Langston Hughes' poem "Let America Be America Again" focuses on Hughes' use of symbolism and his rhetorical address of the audience. The student identifies the poem's ambivalence toward the idea of America and the American Dream.
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"Your analysis of Hughes' rhetorical devices is insightful, detailed, and written in a clear and well-organized manner. Directly quoting from the poem helps guide the reader, and you have picked solid examples (though I would recommend quoting the stars and veil line directly for a more efficient discussion). While there are some issues in the APA6 formatting (the citations seem to be placeholders; inconsistent sentence case in the references), it's clear you know how to use the citational apparatus. Depending on your original prompt, my next comment may or may not be relevant: consider contextualizing your discussion a little more precisely. Do you want to discuss Hughes' ideas at the time of his writing the poem? At the time of your analysis? You may argue that the same concerns span both times and that the poem would support this stance--that's fine, but make this clear to the reader."
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