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

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Comment 23 of 183, 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 183, 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..

Comment 21 of 183, 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 183, 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 m. birigenda from Uganda
Comment 19 of 183, 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 183, 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
Comment 17 of 183, added on February 23rd, 2005 at 1:27 PM.

this langstan hughes guy has a cool name. hes mad confusing though. i know
im only 11 and im not suppose to understand him or whatever, but its ok if
you poets can just speak english sumtimes and let us kids understand u. but
this mr hughes guy is all right, hes old so u cant blame him for not
speakin english. i think u should add the poem "My People" to this list
because that was a good poem by langstan hughes.


Kaela from United States
Comment 16 of 183, added on February 9th, 2005 at 3:58 PM.

In this poem Langston Hughes said what many people were afraid to say.
That is that the only kind of person that profits from America's freedom is
a rich white person. I agree with that.

Jazz from United States
Comment 15 of 183, added on February 6th, 2005 at 1:19 PM.

This poem ws very touching and we will be reading it at a black history
program. To the person who said they hate America we love u too!!!

Nae-Nae from United States
Comment 14 of 183, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 11:00 PM.

Hey Mr.Hughes this is John Lucas from Mercer Middle School you were in
Ms.Pruzans class last time i like your music i didnt get to say bye well
were doing poems to give to Ms.Merna so she can read it...well okae then
Mr.Hughes bye hope to hear from you preetie soon..Always John Lucas

John Lucas from United States

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