Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 23rd, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 115,441 comments.
Analysis and comments on Life Is Fine by Langston Hughes

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 [14] 15 16 17 18 

Comment 50 of 180, added on December 20th, 2009 at 4:32 PM.

so i have to write a 3-4 page essay on this retarted peom that means
i mean, wtf???????? this poem is so ghetto! screw it, and screw everyone
who likes it!

lagnston.h.suck.ass from United States
Comment 49 of 180, added on November 6th, 2009 at 2:38 AM.

omg i really trid to find metaphors in this poem but i couldn't find
any.... i had to analyze this poem for language arts and i found
repitioins, si iles and imageryy!!!!! this is great!!!!!

Joey :) from United States
Comment 48 of 180, added on November 5th, 2009 at 12:26 PM.

i think that this poem is very spiritual inspirational.

Kandice from United States
Comment 47 of 180, added on October 6th, 2009 at 12:40 PM.

This poem is really great. The only thing that I hate about it is the
stupid that are on here that want to talk crap about other people! YOU'RE

Hartley from United States
Comment 46 of 180, added on May 20th, 2009 at 12:36 PM.

if you're here to talk about how "dumb" other people are, dont bother
commenting at all.. how does that make someone stupid when they're writing
about the poem that this site was umm.. created for in the first place...
hmmm... something to think about. immature people here..

christina from United States
Comment 45 of 180, added on May 4th, 2009 at 8:17 PM.

this poem is awesome it gives me thoughts of how life is so gangsta and how
even if u have a crappy life then things will get better even if it is ur
love life
or because of love

stupid girl from canada
canada is so damn gay
who wants to live in canada
anyone on this thats not canadian is cool

Julio Morrales from Spain
Comment 44 of 180, added on April 8th, 2009 at 8:42 AM.

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

ashly urban from United States
Comment 43 of 180, 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 180, 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 180, 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

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 [14] 15 16 17 18 
Share |

Information about Life Is Fine

Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Life Is Fine
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 1472 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 7 2004

Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: Life Is Fine
By: Langston Hughes

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Hughes Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore