Langston Hughes | Critical Essay by R. Baxter Miller

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Langston Hughes.
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Critical Essay by R. Baxter Miller

In a difficult or disorganized structure, illustrating fused time, The Big Sea interweaves the themes of paradox and eternality.

The Big Sea preserves a history of events less well than a history of persons…. Often giving historical fact, [Hughes] has his own loose and confusing way of presentation…. Actually the history of the work stretches from Hughes's birth in 1902 to the death of A'Lelia Walker in 1931 and the Scottsboro case of the same year….

Just as it reminds one of literary history, The Big Sea reminds one of the Western Movement, which characterized America in the 1800s and which ended in the 1890s. (p. 39)

His movement to Lincoln, Illinois, in 1916 is an example of the great migration of that decade, when Blacks pulled up roots in the South and journeyed north in hope of better...

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