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

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Comment 18 of 188, 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 188, 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 188, 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 188, 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 188, 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
Comment 13 of 188, added on February 1st, 2005 at 5:31 PM.

'case you wonderin', im not from iraq! this poem is a great one that really
stands out to me! i gave it to me teacher and she read it to the class! WE

bman from Iraq
Comment 12 of 188, added on January 20th, 2005 at 2:19 PM.

jb wrote: "According to hughes, who must rebuild the dream & why?" The who
is in the last stanza - WE THE PEOPLE. The why? That's a loaded question if
I ever read one. Seems as if he sides with the ones who have us "Tangled in
that ancient endless chain Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land!
Staunch Republican, eh?

Lori from Canada
Comment 11 of 188, added on January 20th, 2005 at 4:14 AM.

Why does Hughes reaffirm the dream of an ideal America in the face of so
much evidence to the contrary?

Comment 10 of 188, added on January 20th, 2005 at 2:24 AM.

A public reading of this poem will take place today, January 20th, at the
time of Bush's second oath of office as President. It is a testament to
this poem's greatness.

Tom Joad from United States
Comment 9 of 188, added on January 18th, 2005 at 1:22 PM.

Even as a non-american i find this poem very touching, especially due to
it's universal character. The author had the courage to write about the
huge problems of "the promised land" that touch not only americans, but
also all of mankind, but even though he is saddened by what is happening in
his country, i can feel his great love towards his homeland. Hughes is a

Daniel from Poland

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