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Analysis and comments on Problems by Langston Hughes

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Comment 17 of 137, added on June 10th, 2006 at 12:11 AM.

Is it just deep or what? I didn't understand the supposedly meaning of the
poem. What's the message, huh? Can someone even tell? And why did the heck
did he even write the poem? Does the author himself understand his own
written piece???

langlo from Philippines
Comment 16 of 137, added on April 29th, 2006 at 10:58 AM.

how can anyone understand this poem i hate math and this poem makes no
sense at all!!!!!!!!!!

nabilah from United States
Comment 15 of 137, added on April 24th, 2006 at 8:05 PM.

This poem is excellent!! simple but complexed!! The complexity of the poem
is the equation it self, but the simplicity of it is the solution, because
what it all adds up to and what it oil boils down to is simply.... EQUALITY

Kenya Swain from Bahamas
Comment 14 of 137, added on April 16th, 2006 at 9:09 PM.

I agree with Victorious, who agrees with Clifton. After analyzing this poem
I think if has to do with the racial differences and similarities of
African Americans and Caucasians. The point coming across for me is that
people back then believed that an African American is only worth half of an
Anglo American, which is extremely untrue. But at the end trying to say
that they are equal.

Vrikk from United States
Comment 13 of 137, added on March 17th, 2006 at 10:01 AM.

Wow this poem is awesome though we don't quite get it!

Britt & BG from United States
Comment 12 of 137, added on February 5th, 2006 at 2:32 AM.

I AGREE WIT CLIFTON 4RM DA U.S. ITS COMPLICATED BUT I THINK DATS WAT HUGHES
WAS SAYIN. NEWAYZ ITS AN AMAZING POEM LIKE ALL OF HIS OTHER ONES. HE
REMAINS MY INSPIRATION LIKE THE SUN IS INSPIRATION FOR A BRIGHTER DAY! :-)
-1LUV 2 ALL MY PPLS IN DA CHI HOLLA AT A SISTA1!! -ALWAYZ SUPPORT OUR
TROOPS!! SHOUT OUT 2 GG I GOT UNEXPLAINABLE LUV 4U STAY STRONG LIKE I KNOW
U ARE!!!

VICTORIOUS!!! from United States
Comment 11 of 137, added on December 14th, 2005 at 10:46 AM.

This makes no sense what so ever

Joe from United States
Comment 10 of 137, added on December 9th, 2005 at 11:47 AM.

It was so interesting and it gets people thinking.So he is avery good
writer/poet.

patty from United States
Comment 9 of 137, added on November 27th, 2005 at 11:10 PM.

I really liked this poem even though the first couple of times i read it it
didn't really make much sense to me. All of your comments helped:)

Kyleen from United States
Comment 8 of 137, added on May 4th, 2005 at 1:53 PM.

langston hughes might be talking also about the racial issues no matter how
someone look at it they might interprete it in a way that suit them best
eg: i am 2 you are 4 divide by 2 are you not the same as me? blacks for
example was viewed as less than white it proble was that it took 2 black
men to make a white man is actually the same as a one of them, isn't a
black man and a white man still men.

Clifton from United States

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Problems
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Feb 28 2004


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