Mulatto by Langston Hughes: Poem & Analysis


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Who is the narrator of ''Mulatto''?

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1. What jazz technique does Hughes use to transform the meaning of some of the lines in the poem?

2. Langston Hughes was a leader of which literary and artistic movement in the early 20th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz and worksheet focus on the structure and message conveyed in the poem Mulatto, as well as the poem's author and the time period in which he wrote.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • The literary movement Hughes was a leader of
  • Mulatto's narrator
  • The theme of Mulatto

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the name of the jazz technique Hughes uses to change the meaning of some of his lines
  • Information recall - use the knowledge you've gained regarding the goal of most of Hughes' work
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the poem Mulatto

Additional Learning

Enhance your understanding of one of the poems by Langston Hughes by completing the lesson titled Mulatto by Langston Hughes: Poems & Analysis. Covered objectives include:

  • Review the text of the poem
  • Understand the event being described in the poem
  • Know Hughes' thoughts on self-worth