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Vintage Hughes - Cross Summary & Analysis

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Cross Summary

In Cross, the poet takes back the curses he's made against his white father and his black mother. His father, he says, died in a fine house while his mother died in a shack. The poet wonders where he will die, being neither white nor black

Cross Analysis

This poem describes the dilemma of the mulatto whose position in a society of rigid color distinctions is unclear. The title could refer to two things: the author is certainly a cross between black and white, but the cross can also be understood as the burden he must bear as a person of mixed race.

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