Langston Hughes Questions and Answers
What are the messages in the play "Soul Gone Home?"
What is a summary of Langston Hughes' short story "Berry"? What kind of story can it be categorized as?
In the short story "Berry" by Langston Hughes, how did Berry decide to solve his problems?
Summarize the poem "Madam and Her Madam" by Langston Hughes.
What are the challenges that the character faces in the story "Berry" by Langston Hughes?
In the story "One Friday Morning" by Langston Hughes, why, despite the committee's actions, does Nancy Lee not lose her sense of pride and self-worth?
What is the plot of the play Soul Gone Home?
How did Langston Hughes influence society and how does he still continue to influence society?
What are the themes of Langston Hughes' short story "Berry"?
Discuss how, through themes and techniques, the individual is embedded in or alienated from society in Langston Hughes's poems "Pushcart Man" and "Drama for Winter Night"?
In "Berry," why do Mrs. Osborn's objections to keeping Berry spring from her racist attitudes and not from consideration for the other staff?
What can we learn from Langston Huges?
In "Salvation" by Langston Hughes: What is the selection's thesis? What conflict does the narrator of "Salvation" experience? How does Hughes create tension about this conflict? Why do you think that Hughes has the narrator reveal the subjects and the lyrics of the hymns used during the religious service? The thirteenth paragraph presents a metaphor of the church as an ocean. What images develop this metaphor? What does the metaphor tell us about the narrator's feelings and those of the people in the church?
In "Early Autumn," why did Mary and Bill not marry when they were young?
What is the summary of "Early Autumn" by Langston Hughes?
Taken together, how do Hughes's poems provide a critique of relations between Blacks and Whites in America?
What are the literary elements used in Langston Hughes's poem "Pierrot"?
What does Langston Hughes mean in the quote, "I swear to the Lord / I still can't see / why democracy means / everybody but me?"
I need help with Hughes' poem, "The City." What is the structure? Theme? Symbols? Moral and historical context?
When Langston Hughes wrote "The Ballad of Booker T," what did he see as Booker T. Washington's lesson for the next generation of blacks in America?
In the poem "Bad Man" by Langston Hughes, what literary devices does he use? Also, what is the main theme in his poem?
Part 1 of my question: How do I effectively analyze this poem: Camille Dungy's poem "Because it looked hotter that way" (I need to effectively analyze this first poem before moving onto the other two poems.) Part 2 of my question: I then need to do a comparison and contrast between this poem and two others. The other two poems are both by the same poet Langston Hughes, one is "Madam and the Phone Bill" and the other is "Life is Fine." Please give me any suggestions or help possible with this assignment. It would be greatly appreciated.
Can someone tell me an analysis of "Berry" by Langston Hughes?
What are the themes and literary devices used in Langston Hughes's poem "Gods"? Please explain with reference to the first lines: "The ivory gods, / And the ebony gods."
What is the theme and message of "Refugee in America" by Langston Hughes?
What is the meaning of Langston Hughes' poem "Long Trip?"
What would Langston Hughes think of race relations in America today?
What does the poem Genius Child by Langston Hughes mean?
What were Langston Hughes' major contributions to American Literature?
What is the mood, tone and purpose of the author in Langston Hughes' poem "Life Is Fine"?
What does the poem "Dinner Guest: Me" by Langston Hughes mean?
When was "Remember" by Langston Hughes written?
How did Langston Hughes's poems influence the Harlem Renaissance?
I need to know all the literary devices found in "The Dinner Guest: Me" by Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes has been termed a "visionary" for his poetry about the African- American people. What evidence do you see of this in works such as "Jazzonia," "Cross," and "Harlem?"
Critically comment on Hughes’s use of imagery in the poems “Dreams” and “Harlem.”
What is the theme of Langston Hughes poem "Life is Fine"?
In the poem, "As I Grew Older", by Langston Hughes, where is symbolism in it, and what did he symbolize?
What is a brief summary of "Berry" by Langston Hughes?
In the story “Berry,” why is there a genuine connection between Milberry and the children with disabilities?
What is the subject and conflict of Langston Hughes's poem "Madam and the Rent Man"?
In the poem "Love Song for Lucinda," who is the speaker?
In Langston Hughes' story "Berry," how is Berry treated?
What is the primary argument of "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" by Langston Hughes?
Describe Langston Hughes' literary works.
What are some of Langston Hughes' poetic characteristics?
Analyze the poem "Dream Boogie" by Langston Hughes. Please identify the main formal features of this passage—its narration, its verb tenses, its patterns such as repetitions, oppositions, and parallels, and any figurative language.
Can you explain the lines of the poem, "Sister," by Langston Hughes? Sister, by Langston Hughes The little Negro‘s married and got a kid. Why does he keep on foolin‘ around Marie? Marie‘s my sister--not married to me-- But why does he keep on foolin‘ around Marie? Why don't she get a boy-friend I can understand--some decent man? Did it ever occur to you, son, The reason Marie runs around with trash Is she wants some cash? Don't decent folks have dough? Unfortunately usually no! Well, anyway, it don't have to be a married man. Did it ever occur to you, boy, That a woman does the best she can? Comment on Stop, So does a man.
Compare and contrast "The Weary Blues" by Langston Hughes with "I, too."
What is the theme for the poem "Refugee in America" by Langston Hughes?
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