Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes´ poetry was very entertaining to me. At first it was a little hard to understand and find similarities with the actual world, and some words and sentences where hard to understand too.

One of the principle themes Hughes´ poetry had was that he talked a lot about the social issues that where happening at that time like racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and more. He expressed this poems in a different point of view each time, it could be of a black man or a washing lady but all wishing that their injustice behavior was over. For me it was very realistic because at that time those issues where really important to discuss and he expressed them in a way that we could feel what each person at that time was feeling.

The majority where free verse poems, the structure wasn’t always the same, neither did they rime a lot. The tone in which the autor was speaking was really sad or mad, like the person was already tired of everything, other poems where like nostalgic like they were telling a story of their lives and what they have been trough.

In conclusion I was really moved by the majority, because the issues he discussed are very controversial, one of them that I remember the most was the poem “Goodbye Christ” that he criticizes the christian religion and I as a christian was very confused about it, but then I realized that at that time people where suffering a lot and the faith sometimes leaves in bad moments. But in general I really enjoyed them and the way of writing them was at first confusing but I understand them with time.

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