Langston Hughes Discussion Questions

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Discuss the significance of the word 'mulatto' in relation to Langston Hughes' life and works.

Discuss whether you believe Hughes' was a political poet. Cite examples of his life and works to support your argument.

What is the Black Renaissance?

Hughes often incorporated other art forms into his poetry. Give an example of this and explain how the inclusion of other forms affected Langston's verse.

Langston Hughes often said that he came down with frequent cases of the 'Blues.' Explain what the blues are and what, if anything, Hughes felt was the remedy for this illness.

Why was Hughes considered a Blues poet?

What is the significance of the period in which Hughes lived in relation to his writing?

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