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Vintage Hughes - Study Guide Junior Addict Summary & Analysis

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Junior Addict Summary

The poet calls for the sun to come and create a better world for a young addict who is killing himself with the drugs that allow him to escape into a fantasy land preferable to the vile life he lives in Harlem.

Junior Addict Analysis

This heartbreaking poem sympathizes with the young man who finds it easier to get dope than to get a job. His drugs allow him to close his ears to "Harlem screams" and shut his eyes to the desperation around him. He has no way to understand, Hughes tells us, that a sunrise beginning in some other land will soon flood his darkness and create a new world. This sun is a sun from Africa and represents the hope of black nationalism that Hughes briefly entertained.

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Vintage Hughes from Nonfiction Classics for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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