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Vintage Hughes - Study Guide Cultural Exchange Summary & Analysis

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Cultural Exchange Summary

In this jazz poem, Hughes imagines a reversal of roles between black and whites, so that white women become white servants for the now-elite blacks, just as the black "mammy" has served white folk for generations.

Cultural Exchange Analysis

The first thing that will strike the reader of "Cultural Exchange" is that the poem is divided into two columns, one of which is the main poetic line and the other of which is an imagined jazz musical accompaniment. The poem is thus meant to be performed.

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