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The Works of Langston Hughes Chapter Summary
These lessons provide a comprehensive overview of the plots, themes and poetic devices found in the works of Langston Hughes. You'll tackle a variety of topics, including:
- Key themes
- Poetic devices and symbolism
- Irony and alliteration
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1. Theme for English B: Summary & Analysis
~'Theme for English B~' is a famous poem written by Langston Hughes in 1951. In the poem, the author is attempting to discern what his life is like as a young, African-American male growing up during this time.
2. Theme for English B: Theme of Poem & Tone
To understand a poem, we need to look closely at the tools used by the poet to create meaning and mood. Let's take a look at the poem 'Theme for English B' by Langston Hughes to determine the poem's theme and tone.
3. Theme for English B: Poetic Devices & Symbolism
In this lesson, learn about some of the prominent poetic devices that Langston Hughes uses in ~'Theme for English B.~' You will also explore some of the major symbols from Hughes' powerful and influential poem.
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