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Analysis and comments on Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes

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Comment 27 of 167, added on April 28th, 2005 at 6:56 PM.

I think that this peom is a great poem! America has never really been free,
now that were in war...the amercians in the country are "really not" free.
When Hughes says, "Its speaks of freedom and equality, which America
boasts, but never had."- that is very true to me, in my opinion, yes!
america is free, but how far will they go , to take away all americans
rights, and freedoms....I highly praise a person from another
country...American isnt, all its thought up to be!!!

Jessica from United States
Comment 26 of 167, added on April 27th, 2005 at 5:32 PM.

i really liked the poem

Markeyia Ledford from United States
Comment 25 of 167, added on April 26th, 2005 at 11:49 AM.

I think that this poem had a lot of meaning to it and I think that if you
do read it more than once then you will get it. Im a 8th grader and I still
had to read it more than once. So take a little time to read this poem and
you will get it.

Boo-boo from United States
Comment 24 of 167, added on April 25th, 2005 at 9:02 AM.

Ok you never thought that thia was the home of the brave and the land pf
the free to you. WEll look the hell around you prick all the men that
fought for your stupid ass to sit down behind a desk and write stupid ass
poems u fricking communist.

All American boy from United States
Comment 23 of 167, added on April 24th, 2005 at 11:27 PM.

Someone posted that LH's polemics 'make for mediocre poetry'...i
dissagree...yes, the end is predictable, but -- as so many people have said
posting to this sight -- it speaks to a vision of the future that today
seems so necessary, yet so alien/impossible, to us now that it does indeed
cause tears. I don't think there's anything wrong with "the half-baked
ideas of whoever wants to post on the web"...thank god people are actually
reading this poetry, and being inspired by it to fight for a better
future...if this poem is affecting/inspiring people today, then it must
have some esthetic/emotive/political value beyond the scope of any sort of
rigid adherence to stalinist esthetics...

Cesar Vallejo from Peru
Comment 22 of 167, added on April 20th, 2005 at 12:45 AM.

I think that you should read this poem more than once because it took me
more than 1 time reading to actually grasp the whole idea of the poem and
if you ever to do a report on a poet like me... you should do it on him
becuase this one poem touched me so much that i almost started crying..

Breanna
Comment 21 of 167, added on April 14th, 2005 at 7:00 PM.

I read this poem in a book about langston Hughes. I really like it and my
freind Tiffanie Knode (on this site... who really doesnt like me to well)
got inspired by Langston Hughes. She had a great poem that she wrote and i
encourage her to go farther.

Andrew Woodson from United States
Comment 20 of 167, added on March 14th, 2005 at 9:15 AM.

Self-respect and respect of others will save America! Might is not always
right - it has a limit and wise is that one who sees its early
predictability!! We love America still - somehow. Let us not forget to
love one other truthfully - it will heal wounds fast.

Olivia

olivia m. birigenda from Uganda
Comment 19 of 167, added on March 13th, 2005 at 6:15 PM.

Since I was educated on his history and who he was, Langston Hughes has
always caught my attention. So here I have this poetry project where I have
to choose an American poet from the 1900s and analyze one of their poems.
So who do you think was the first to pop into my mind? Of course it was
Langston. I chose this poem, "Let America Be America Again" because it
really touched me the first time I read it. This poem releases a very
thought-provoking message. I think that what Mr. Hughes was trying to say
was that during his time, the "American Dream" did not pertain to him
because he was, as labeled, a Negro. I believe that is something that we
should all consider. I leave with saying that I adore this poem and
Langston Hughes for his creativity and telling it like it is.

Jaleesa from United States
Comment 18 of 167, added on March 13th, 2005 at 10:17 AM.

Except that he wasn't a communist. Socialism is not commu nism. And why
would a poet's political affiliation make a great poem not a great poem.
Maybe we should stop reading Pound and Eliot then.

BC from United States

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