LANGSTON HUGHES: A PROTEST POET

Ms. Sana Mansuri

Abstract


The present study makes a critical analysis of the protest poetry of Langston Hughes, one of the most demonstrative African American poets and a leader of the most important literary and political movement in America—Harlem Renaissance. The present paper mainly provides a comprehensive view on the major themes of Hughes poems and how he firmly believed in the equality of all races. As a Black poet he chose to write about the harsh realities and openly spoke about the discriminations faced by the African Americans in America.

Keywords


Harlem Renaissance, African-Americans, Native-Americans, racial consciousness.

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(1) Bontemps, Arna. The Harlem Renaissance Remembered. Essays edited with a Memoir. Dodd Mead. New York.

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(3) Bontemps, Arna. The poetry of the Negro. New York: Doubleday & Company inc, 1949.

(4) Reid, Margaret A. “LANGSTON HUGHES: RHETORIC AND PROTEST.” The Langston Hughes Review, vol. 3, no. 1, 1984, pp. 13–20. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/26432686. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.


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