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Vintage Hughes - Mexican Market Woman Summary & Analysis

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Mexican Market Woman Summary

This brief poem is a vignette of an old Mexican woman who sits on the ground selling her wares.

Mexican Market Woman Analysis

Not all of Hughes' work was about the black experience, and his own sympathies and sentiments extended beyond racial lines. At his core, Hughes was as much or more a lover of humanity than he was a champion of the black cause, and his interest in the Mexican Market woman evinces this love. He describes her as ancient and says that she will continue to sell her wares day in and day round. There is a timelessness, then, to this woman whom he calls a hag, and her timelessness puts her in a class of people who are simultaneously beautiful in their solidity as beings and ignored or marginalized. This Mexican market woman is not in the thick of things...

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