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

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Comment 38 of 188, added on September 23rd, 2005 at 5:55 PM.

i read about this poem in the washington post, in an article regarding the
peace movement that has been gaining momentum in d.c. recently.

specifically the lines "let america be america again, let it be the dream
it used to be"

i like this poem, a lot.

it just...speaks, i guess.

milainey from Germany
Comment 37 of 188, added on September 10th, 2005 at 5:19 AM.

america will never be america again. america is the land of the natives
from whom everything was brutally snatched, and they can never come back
nor live the way they did. the modern america is full of materialists and

jennifer from United Kingdom
Comment 36 of 188, added on September 7th, 2005 at 3:28 PM.

if the read this poem more they would not understand 4 the land of the free
is but yet not free at all so to whom that rote this poem i say preach it

Comment 35 of 188, added on August 27th, 2005 at 10:19 PM.

wow this peom is so deep... \
when i read this i swear a tear fell.... i didnt come to this site to be
inlighten or touched. i checked it out to get 6 peoms for my classs on
power....wow.... this is so beautiful.... this is a great peom and i am not
just saying that because eveyone else is....i am say this genuinely.... I
hope i am alive to see this day..... cause i am tried of being judge by my
apparence and not my character and my decisions and my brains "inside" lol
thanx for this poem" it tellsme i am not alone in this dream......~natalie~

natalie from United States
Comment 34 of 188, 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 188, 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 188, added on July 5th, 2005 at 9:12 PM.

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

Vivian Haynes from United States
Comment 31 of 188, 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 188, 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 188, 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

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