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Analysis and comments on Life Is Fine by Langston Hughes

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Comment 44 of 174, added on April 8th, 2009 at 8:42 AM.

i love this man i want 2 .....

ashly urban from United States
Comment 43 of 174, added on March 16th, 2009 at 10:03 PM.

After reading this poem, I think that he’s meaning to say that we have
countless obstacles in life and many points at which we feel like we’re
going to give up, but he’s meaning to tell us not to give up. In fact, to
keep living on and endure.
Evidence: “though you may hear me holler, and you may see me cry—ill be
dogged, sweet baby, if you gonna see me die.”
You’ll witness meeh experience a lot of stuff, but you won’t see me
Langston Hughes was probably going through some stuff when this was
written. Either that or just reflecting on what he HAD been through and
appreciating his decisions to stay.
The simile “life is fine/fine like wine” is emphasizing a potential
drinking problem and explains him trying to drown himself.

Langston Hughes wrote this poem to explain suicide and how easy it may be
to make that decision. It is a permanent solution for a temporary problem.
He’s sayin that no matter how lost anyone feels, someone out there cares.
We are all born for many reasons, but intentional death is not one of

Sierra Michelle from United States
Comment 42 of 174, added on March 9th, 2009 at 6:08 PM.

i like this poem. it makes me reallllly think aboout how good life is its
a very nice poem--- thanks for brighting up my day

jedi from United States
Comment 41 of 174, added on October 5th, 2008 at 5:51 PM.

I just wanted to say, there are some really stupid people commenting on
this. I'm glad im not in the U.S. and have these people as my teacher

"I have to anaylize this poem Life is Fine and I just wanted to say that I

really enjoy it and like it. I have to teach it to my class and I hope that

they fully understand it! Thanks Langston Hughes for making a difference!"

LaSalle from United States

"I think that the peom that you wrote was very good and that you
probley put alote of thought into ''Life is Fine''. I am doing a leason on

it in class for languge arts but doing yours make it alte of fun. I think
your a greeat AUTHER KEEP IT UP .

Sincerly Amnad"

Amanda from United States


james from Canada
Comment 40 of 174, added on October 3rd, 2008 at 9:29 PM.

This poem was really great. When i first saw the poem, it already got my
attention. For me, it only shows that we have to live our life completely
but purposefully.

Rose Santos from Philippines
Comment 39 of 174, added on September 3rd, 2008 at 4:55 AM.

I think that this poem is wonderful. I had to pick a poem for my English
class and this was the first one that stood out, I also wrote a paper on
it...It just shows what life can mean to some people and even though you
want to give it all up sometimes there are things worth living for.

Christina from United States
Comment 38 of 174, added on April 19th, 2008 at 11:35 PM.

I'm doing a research on this poem. But I couldn't find when this poem was
wrote. Could anyone help me ? Thanks a lot ! ^@^

Chris from China
Comment 37 of 174, added on April 16th, 2008 at 11:48 PM.

I have to anaylize this poem Life is Fine and I just wanted to say that I
really enjoy it and like it. I have to teach it to my class and I hope that
they fully understand it! Thanks Langston Hughes for making a difference!

LaSalle from United States
Comment 36 of 174, added on February 25th, 2008 at 7:30 PM.

by this time am searching the american poem..when i read this poem,i really
like the words content in this poem,so i choose it..and make it analyses
for my brother assignment or homework...this poem indicates that even how
many trials come in our life,we have to be strong and believe that there is
a chance..so LIFE IS FINE...

evelyn samonte from Philippines
Comment 35 of 174, added on October 18th, 2007 at 5:20 PM.

This was the best Poem I have ever read.When I first read this poem it made
me think of myself!

Asia Chapman from United States

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Life Is Fine
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Feb 7 2004

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