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Analysis and comments on Po' Boy Blues by Langston Hughes

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Comment 14 of 17, added on August 2nd, 2010 at 5:10 PM.
Po' Boy Blues

Just SING IT... it's the blues!

jmack from United States
Comment 13 of 17, added on December 1st, 2009 at 1:37 PM.
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i believe this poem is connected to the harlem renn. and i am there for
using it for my research. thanks L.H.

cool kid from United States
Comment 12 of 17, added on June 27th, 2009 at 4:58 PM.

In Po' Boys Blues Langston Huges shows his desire to move north to enjoy
the freedoms that in particular moment in America was the only place a
Negro could be free. He sees the hope and oportunities he can achive in New
York City. Once he is there things are not exactly as he had anticipated.

He does not understand the reasons why things are so hard when he has been
a good human being and never done no wrong.The fact of being black gay male
makes society reject him.

He ponders about his dream of moving to New York city as the "a gal that
was kind" once he reached NYC he lost all hope and confronted by reality of
what is in store in the world of a gay black male.

He worries every day about who he is and the fact that he can not change
who he is or how he looks thats why he wishes of never been born.

Melvin from United States
Comment 11 of 17, added on September 2nd, 2007 at 10:33 AM.

Mr Hughes is clearly influenced by elements of the blues which is shown
through the structure in terms of the repeats (AAB pattern)as well as the
themes.This allows for a more accurate portrayal of the feelings of Negro's
in that period. This point is further supported as Hughes assumes the
character of the young boy and uses the blues to develop a way of
authenticating the typicalexperiences of a young black boy at the time.

Dana from South Africa
Comment 10 of 17, added on April 24th, 2007 at 5:02 PM.

this poem was one of the best iv seen so i will use it in my report thanks
mr.hughes.

koo kid from China
Comment 9 of 17, added on February 27th, 2006 at 1:27 PM.

Mr.Hughes writes wondorful poetry.He is also a phenominal writer and i
really enjoys his work.He is really and truely an inspiration to me

arthur hutchinson from United States
Comment 8 of 17, added on February 23rd, 2006 at 9:33 PM.

The way Langston Hughes is able to portra the fallicies of a Black man in a
white society give me chills. The tribulations the African Americans faced
was a daily occurence. Hughes does not attack this society but rather
conveys the corruption of American society.

Tommy Chong from United Arab Emirates

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Po' Boy Blues
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