What are some forms used in Langston Hughes's poetry?

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The forms used in the poetry of Langston Hughes are unusually diverse. Indeed, it is partly the breadth of Hughes’s formal experiments that make his poetry so rewarding. One can never quite predict what rhyme schemes, meters, or line lengths Hughes will employ in any given poem. He tried to makes his forms appropriate to his topics. Rather than routinely and relentlessly employing tried-and-true conventional formal patterns, such as the sonnet or the five-foot iambic line, Hughes showed a ready openness to many different kinds of forms. Thus, in his famous poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers ,” the first line is strikingly short, consisting of just four syllables. Meanwhile, the next line is unusually long, consisting of sixteen syllables. This very long line, moreover, follows no rigid metrical pattern. A different kind of poet might at least have used a regular iambic beat, but Hughes instead writes a line that reads as freely as if it were written in prose.  Line 3, on the other...

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