Benedikt Holzer rushed down the stairwell of… CryogenChaos author Barely visible in the cold dark before sunrise, rain fell softly onto the streets as dawn threatened to break on this abandoned neighborhood.
Additional Resources Poem Analyses: Having no knowledge of these experiences, and not having experienced them myself, I cannot really be certain of what Hughes means by his poems.
My analyses are more educated guesses than fact. Sunset—Coney Island Like the red yolk of a rotten egg, Falls behind the roller-coaster With a putrid odor of colors.
Down on the beach A little Jewish tailor from the Bronx, With a bad stomach, Throws up the hot-dog sandwiches He ate in the afternoon While life to him Is like a sick tomato In a garbage can.
This poem is a prime example of how Langston Hughes depicted the ugliness of life. When most people think of a sunset, they think of beautiful colors, pleasant, tropical settings, and so forth. However, here we see the sunset being described from an onlooker at some dumpy theme park.
Life is difficult, harsh, and ugly. You give me a rose whose breath is sweet, Whose petals are poison and death to eat, Nonette. And when I am dead you do not cry, But your poor heart breaks, too, and you, too die.
This poem is a prime example of the pessimism with which Hughes wrote about love. Here we have a lover by the name of Nonette who simultaneously wounds and comforts.
Nonette representing love may have been the death of the speaker, but in the end she dies too. This rather pessimistic poem represents the pain which love causes, and the death that we all eventually face.An Analysis of the poems in The Panther and the Lash.
Langston Hughes was an African American writer who published his first works of poetry during the Harlem Renaissance. The Panther and the Lash was published posthumously in The title of the collection is a representation of the power dynamics Hughes is trying to expose.
Simple passes on to other conquests and to discussions of other ideas. For instance, in chapter seven there is a long and cheerful lesson in English grammar and usage.
Chapter two is an addition to the folklore of Harlem, in which Simple describes the custom .
~Langston Hughes In two short lines, Langston Hughes captures the nature of a city. It is a living, breathing creature, a bird, rising from its nest each day and settling to rest each evening.
Stories inspired by Hughes's year aboard a freighter that plied the coast of West Africa are included, as are tales from his most famous collection, The Ways of White Folk. A literary analysis of the Harlem Renaissance, If the teacher uses any of Langston Hughes’ Simple stories, the record “Simple” will be helpful.
(Lee High School English Dept.) Often Back: The Tales of Harlem.
New York: Vantage Press, Margolies, Edward. AFAM Intro to African American Studies This course provides an overview of African American history and culture.
Topics include major events, persons, and issues spanning the period from the African heritage to contemporary times.