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Aunt Sue's Stories Summary

This poem is about an Aunt Sue, and the stories she tells a brown-faced child whom she cuddles to her bosom. The child listens intently to his aunt and knows that her stories are real, culled from her own life and the stories she has been told, rather than coming from any tidy anthology of stories.

Aunt Sue's Stories Analysis

In this poem, we see an expression of Hughes' love for the traditions and modes of expression of black people. Hughes artistic life was, above all, an expression of love for a people unloved too widely and for too long, and in this poem we feel palpably his affection for this Aunt Sue, whose stories are red-blooded and vital. These stories are heavy with history and suffering and in their gravity they dwarf the pallid narratives that can be drawn from books. Whether...

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