Selected Poems of Langston Hughes Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Select one poem from "Selected Poems of Langston Hughes" and discuss 1) why Hughes gave it the title he did and 2) what Hughes wants to convey through the title of that poem.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the Negro Mother and Alberta Johnson, making sure to use direct quotations from the text in your essay.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss 3 rhetorical devices Hughes uses to transform the historical person Billie Holiday to the literary person in the poem of the same name.

Essay Topic 4

Choose 2 poems in one section of "Selected Poems of Langston Hughes" and compare and contrast the imagery in each.

Essay Topic 5

Discuss at least 3 ways a poem of your choosing might be different if Langston Hughes were writing today instead of during the Harlem Renaissance. Use specific examples from the poem(s) when discussing potential differences.

Essay Topic 6

Analyze 3 ways a poem of your choosing...

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