Who is Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1901 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the Negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue."Growing up in a series of Midwestern towns, Hughes became a prolific writer at an early age. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career. He graduated from high school in Cleveland, Ohio, and soon began studies at Columbia University in New York City. Although he dropped out, he gained notice from New York publishers, first in The Crisis magazine and t...
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Langston Hughes Poems

  • Dieu
    Je suis Dieu-
    Sans un ami,
    Seul dans ma pureté
    Monde sans fin. ...
  • Gott
    Ich bin Gott-
    Ohne einen Freund,
    Allein in meiner Reinheit
    Welt ohne Ende. ...
  • Dios
    Yo soy Dios-
    Sin un amigo
    Solo en mi pureza
    Mundo sin fin. ...
  • Night Funeral In Harlem
    Night funeral
    In Harlem:

    Where did they get ...
  • Sick Room
    How quiet
    It is in this sick room
    Where on the bed
    A silent woman lies between two lovers- ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Langston Hughes

Love 16 I Love You 16 Night 13 Black 13 White 12 Long 12 Dream 11 Life 10 Song 10 World 9


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Ianclayton15: “let the rain kiss you. let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. let the rain sing you a lullaby.” ― langston hughes
Coffeebean0110: langston hughes “hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” kyji asap enchanted
Magpiesentiment: i loved my friend. he went away from me. there is nothing more to say. the poem ends, soft as it began, i loved my friend. - to f.s. by langston hughes
Sd13___: 1. "let the rain kiss you. let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. let the rain sing you a lullaby." - langston hughes. 1yr of phoenix tejasswi
Sd13___: 1yr of phoenix tejasswi 29. "in time of silver rain the butterflies lift silken wings to catch a rainbow cry." - langston hughes.
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The waters chased him as he fled
 by Emily Dickinson

1749

The waters chased him as he fled,
Not daring look behind-
A billow whispered in his Ear,
“Come home with me, my friend-
My parlor is of shriven glass,
My pantry has a fish
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