Selected Poems of Langston Hughes - Section XI: Madam to You Summary & Analysis

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Section XI: Madam to You Summary

"Madam's Past History" (Pg. 201):

The first piece in this section introduces the reader to Madam Alberta K. Johnson. The author writing in Madam's voice chronicles the character's work and financial history. This piece also establishes Madam as a streetwise individual who will go to any reasonable length to make money in order to support herself. Also, something of Madam's relationship history with men is revealed. At one point, Alberta admits entering into a business venture with a man she describes as "no-good." Heartbreak and financial misfortune notwithstanding, however, Madam Alberta K. Johnson is resilient and determined to succeed, no matter what.

"Madam and the Rent Man" (Pg 204):

Alberta K. Johnson has a run-in with the landlord. Madam tells the landlord that the rent will remain unpaid until such time as repairs are made. The landlord...

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