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What is a good thesis statement for "Let America be America Again" by Langston Hughes?

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A thesis statement, simply defined, is a concise sentence which lays out your view on the topic at hand. It is usually placed at the end of your introduction.

The first thing you need to do is decide which element of this poem your essay is going to discuss, as this will form the basis of your thesis statement. If you haven't been given a specific topic, they sky's the limit when it comes to what your thesis statement could be. Your thesis could pertain to the issues of patriotism that this poem raises. Alternatively, it could relate to issues of racism, freedom, or simply the structure of the poem and its rhyme scheme.

A random example of a possible thesis statement that comes to mind would be the following: "Hughes' portrayal of the American dream is that it is unattainable for some and that the notion of 'liberty and justice for all' has never been a reality."

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Constructing a thesis statement can be a challenging task, so try this approach for your essay on Langston Hughes's poem " Let...

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