Selected Poems of Langston Hughes - Section II: Feet O' Jesus Summary & Analysis

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Section II: Feet O' Jesus Summary

"Feet o' Jesus" (Pg. 17):

Draws on the tradition of the Negro spiritual. The speaker lays his/her burdens at the foot of Christ's cross. Lamenting, the speaker looks to a belief in God for salvation and redemption.

"Prayer" (Pg. 18):

Contemplative piece. The speaker identifies a condition of uncertainty coupled with the realization that an answer can only come from his/her God.

"Shout" (Pg. 19)"

The congregation (the speaker) calls out to Jesus to be heard.

"Angels Wings" (Pg. 25):

This work speaks to the imperfection and fallibility of human beings while extolling the goodness and perfection of heavenly creatures.

"Judgment Day" (Pg. 26):

Eternal life and second chances. Having been saved from death, the speaker thanks Jesus for cleansing his/her soul and allowing his/her life on Earth to continue.

"Prayer Meeting" (Pg. 27)

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