Hughes' Let American Be America Again: Analysis & Meaning


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Who is Langston Hughes speaking for in ''Let America Be America Again?''

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1. Throughout ''Let America Be America Again,'' Langston Hughes uses repetitive phrasing like _____ to illustrate his thoughts.

2. How does Langston Hughes personalize the poem, ''Let America Be America Again?''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Complete the quiz and worksheet to see what you know about the meaning behind Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes. The different writing techniques used by Hughes in this poem are covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to see how much you know about:

  • The tone in Let America Be America Again by the end of the piece
  • How Hughes personalizes this poem
  • Who Hughes is speaking for in this poem
  • Repetitive phrases that Hughes uses in this poem to illustrate his thoughts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the meaning behind Let America Be America Again
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about something that has overtaken the ideas of freedom in America, according to this poem
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how Hughes personalizes this poem and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Hughes' Let America Be America Again: Analysis & Meaning is a lesson you can use to complete the following objectives:

  • Determine how Hughes is a voice for the people in Let America Be America Again
  • See how this poem opens
  • Identify themes discussed in this poem
  • Know when Hughes wrote this poem