Selected Poems of Langston Hughes - Section IV: Land and Sea Summary & Analysis

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Section IV: Land and Sea Summary

"Havana Dreams" (Pg. 49):

The speaker, a traveler, muses about a beautiful Cuban woman: "Perhaps the dream is only her face—". As with other pieces in this collection, Hughes returns to the dream motif.

"Water-Front Streets" (Pg. 51):

The speaker in this poem reflects on the life of a sailor. Young men "put out to sea" season after season. The dream motif recurs in this piece.

"Seascape" (Pg. 53):

The speaker paints a picture of what he sees while sailing on a ship in the British Isles.

"Moonlight Night: Carmel" (Pg. 54):

Standing on the California shore, the speaker describes the ocean at night: "Tonight the waves march / In long ranks [...]" The portrait is somewhat romantic in its tone.

"Joy" (Pg. 57):

The speaker shifts his focus to the land as he searches for a young woman by the...

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