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

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Comment 34 of 174, added on August 26th, 2005 at 7:05 PM.

Wow !
How deep it is. It shows that no matter who you are you are still in
chains....We havent learned our lessons only avoided them. We yearn for
our freedom but rarely realize it. We take it for granted only to see that
all along our oignorance has only put us iin chains. WOW!

sandra from United States
Comment 33 of 174, added on August 23rd, 2005 at 7:58 PM.

to all american boy (comment 24)

if you ever get the chance to read my comment, i hope your thoughts have
changed. to call Langston Hughes a communist for his beliefs and poems. is
not only a coward type of thing to say but it is just plain ol' ignorant.
people like you who can take a possitve and inspirational poem into
something negative is the reason why he wrote that. he believed that
peoples thoughts would change in America instead your narrowminded thoughts
is what is keeping racism and prejudice alive.

bob from United States
Comment 32 of 174, added on July 5th, 2005 at 9:12 PM.

This poem is the greatest. I would like to know what era this poem came
from.

Vivian Haynes from United States
Comment 31 of 174, added on June 14th, 2005 at 11:48 AM.

This poem addresses the widespread issue of racism that is prevalent in
America. L H expresses that to him America has never been free. Throughout
this poem I can feel the tone which is anger. He strongly holds the sign
that he disgards America being the land of the free.

j r webster from United States
Comment 30 of 174, added on May 23rd, 2005 at 9:19 PM.

Wisdom outlives generations. Isn't it amazing that Langston Hughe's
perceptions and insights into the state of our country are as valid today,
for peoples of all origins, as they were the day he wrote this poem ? He
may have been a great Black Poet, he may have been a great American Poet,
but I consider him one of the Greatest Universal Poets of all time.

Lucille from Canada
Comment 29 of 174, added on May 11th, 2005 at 6:00 PM.

i chose to recite this poem to my U.S. History class. I was so glad that i
had chosen it, even after i'd read it only once... it's a brutally honest
and colorful poem that depicts and illustrates feelings deep inside my
heart. i am a natural born rebel, and it makes me feel enraged and
satisfied to know that others (in the past and present) share my feelings
of an inferiority complex in this land "we" call AMERICA...
Everyone needs to READ this poem!!!!!!
~One Luv Yall~

Erin Dee Jay from United States
Comment 28 of 174, added on May 1st, 2005 at 10:17 PM.

This poem is very great and got me thinking,which good poems should make
you do. Mr. Hughes raps up what american history books have been trying to
teach me for a couple years in one poem. threw this poem i have understood
more about history then what any teacher could lecture me about.

Robert Jackson

Robert from United States
Comment 27 of 174, 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 174, added on April 27th, 2005 at 5:32 PM.

i really liked the poem

Markeyia Ledford from United States
Comment 25 of 174, 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

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