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Analysis and comments on Theme For English B by Langston Hughes

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Comment 47 of 225, added on September 16th, 2011 at 5:22 PM.

In this piece Hughes does not champion equality and civil rights nor does
he rant for separatism. Hughes acknowledges in this exceptional poem that
social conventions and prejudices have colored everything that you are,
regardless if you merit it or not. He goes out and tells the reader that
there are differences in the races but only so far as each individual is
different. The last stanza makes it clear that as Americans the cultural
smoothie so to speak that we are should only make each person stronger not
tear us apart, even though other are "somewhat more free."

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Comment 46 of 225, added on September 16th, 2011 at 3:11 PM.

When normal white people saw a colored boy in their classroom, they must
have thought the poet was an alien, another species. But on the contrary,
Hughes is just as human as them. He goes through same emotional stages and
has goals for his life. He just wants everyone to acknowledge the fact that
he is a human, a fellow American.


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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Theme For English B
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: May 6 2018

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