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Analysis and comments on Po' Boy Blues by Langston Hughes

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Comment 11 of 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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
Comment 7 of 21, added on December 9th, 2005 at 3:02 PM.

that seccond prt reminds me of myself lol. but langson is just one of the
best poets...in my opinion.

young from United States
Comment 6 of 21, added on May 16th, 2005 at 2:42 PM.

the poem is about a poor boy who loved his home and after he came up north
his world turned cold he fell in love with a woman who left him poor, he is
so sad he wishes he was never born.

jhon from United States
Comment 5 of 21, added on May 16th, 2005 at 2:04 PM.

what is the meanin of po' boy blues?

tony from United States
Comment 4 of 21, added on April 15th, 2005 at 2:35 PM.

I really like this poem. Ive always found that Langston Hughes my favorite
because he never holds anything back. He says what he wants to say.

Suzanne from United States
Comment 3 of 21, added on April 7th, 2005 at 5:33 PM.

It was very deep,the flow of the poem was smooth.I like the fact that he
repeats his same lines because if you don't catch what he says the firs
time or don't understand,the second time around you can really understand
what he's trying to say.

courtney b from United States
Comment 2 of 21, added on February 7th, 2005 at 3:24 PM.

I LIKE THE PEOM VERY WELL, ITS JUST THE FACT THAT IN MOST OF HIS PEOMS HE
REPEATS THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN,BUT IT IS VERY CREATIVE I WOULD
DIE TO BE AS CRESTIVE AS HE IS IM NOT HATING AT ALL

SHIRLEY from United States

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Po' Boy Blues
Added: Feb 20 2003
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