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Vintage Hughes - Study Guide A House in Taos Summary & Analysis

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A House in Taos Summary

The poem is divided into three parts: Rain, Sun, Moon and Wind. It is about three people whose identities remain unknown, who are in a house in Taos. The house is described as still and surrounded by a barren garden. The three people are described as having barren hearts, carrying ugly things to show the sun. The moon tells the three that they can buy lovely things with money though what the three are seeking is the unbought loveliness of the moon. The wind is evoked to touch the bodies of the three.

A House in Taos Analysis

The subject of the poem remains enigmatic to Hughes scholars, though it is possible that the three are Mabel Dodge , who was a patron of the arts, her husband the Native American Tony Luhan, and the mulatto Jean Toomer, who was rumored to...

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