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Analysis and comments on Democracy by Langston Hughes

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Comment 8 of 10, added on March 1st, 2011 at 12:03 AM.
Form and Structuce

I want to know the form and structure of the poem "Democracy by Langston
Hughes" and "I Know why the Cage Bird Sings by Maya Angelou". Can anyone
help me? I really need your help, please...

Michael from Malaysia
Comment 7 of 10, added on February 17th, 2011 at 8:32 AM.

As it is suggested by the Scholars that whatever Writers
write it must reflects the society in which he or she
lives so Hughes Poem reflects the way Black Americans were treated were
tortured,humiliated,harassed and not allowed to participate full in
Political matters in short they had no say which are against with Human
rights as declared in 1948.So we need FREEDOM through it DEMOCRACY could be
attained.Congratulation to the writer for being FREEDOM FIGHTER.

ERICK MKWEJI from Tanzania
Comment 6 of 10, added on August 17th, 2010 at 12:40 AM.
Corporate Personhood

Hughes' poem is concise and unambiguous. I wonder though...Would Hughes'
be ok with a Corporation such as McDonald's or Exxon/Mobil reciting his
poem. That is, essentially what the Supreme Court has decided in the
recent first amendment case brought before the court by a Corporately
funded group called Citizens United! According to the Supreme Court,
corporations deserve free speech rights! Corporate personhood will
eventually spell the end of democratic representative government. Bye, bye
America! That is, unless we get out and do what Hughes suggested. We need
a grassroots movement to amend the constitution to disallow corporate
personhood and all corporate sponsorship of out lawmakers and government
officials. Corporations belong in a subservient role in our society, not
the dominant role that they have developed over the last few decades.

Douglas from United States
Comment 5 of 10, added on March 16th, 2006 at 9:57 AM.

This is good

tom a from United States
Comment 4 of 10, added on December 10th, 2005 at 10:10 PM.

This poem touched something deep inside. It happens so often that in the
business of our daily lives, we forget about what is going on in the world
and we become desensitized. We should stand up for the right no matter
where we are and protest against the wrong no matter how far from our homes
it is taking place.

Naheed from Pakistan
Comment 3 of 10, added on September 27th, 2005 at 8:46 AM.

we shall respect one another as children of god and let the prisioners of
there country free. let the hungry eat at the table no matter what color
dont be racist to your kind grow up to a world of freedom .

elizabeth gonzalez from United States
Comment 2 of 10, added on April 6th, 2005 at 3:20 PM.

i think this poem effects more than just americans, imagine all those
people who don't even have the right to speak their minds. also this is
definitely clearly relevant to the times of segregation for african
americans, hughes himself was black and never was able to shout that he is
truly happy and has freedom and equal rights and that is what he was
fighting fo

Lori from United States
Comment 1 of 10, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 12:37 PM.

I am born on america soil and want my freedom now.
They say we are free. But I feel we a still held in bondage, it is in a
different form. Every American Citizen
should read this poem and reflect on how he or shee is living her life. We
all have a right to choose but can we without being opress by the laws
goveren by your state.

Dorothy Hutchinson from United States

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Democracy
Year: 1949
Added: Feb 20 2003
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