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Vintage Hughes - Ask Your Mama Summary & Analysis

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Ask Your Mama Summary

This epic poem deals with the hope and the desperation of modern black inhabitants of Harlem. It is set to music in the margin and references many of the same themes as "Ode to Dinah."

Ask Your Mama Analysis

This poem, dedicated to trumpeter Louis Armstrong portrays the mixture of hard reality, fantasy, and internal culture that combined in the fascinating brew of Harlem in the 1920s and 30s.

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