8 Most Popular Poems by Langston Hughes

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  • Life Is Fine

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    I went down to the river,
    I set down on the bank.
    I tried to think but couldn't,
    So I jumped in and sank.

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    Everyone is born for a purpose, but we forget that in pursuit of money. Then God gifted me with poetry and uses it as a medium to educate people, and in each of my poems there is a story...

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  • Dreams

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    Hold fast to dreams
    For if dreams die
    Life is a broken-winged bird
    That cannot fly.

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  • Mother To Son

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    Well, son, I'll tell you:
    Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
    It's had tacks in it,
    And splinters,

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    I was not a very good student when I was in school. I did the minimal amount of work required, retained little and barely paid attention. In 1965, my 8th grade English teacher read MOTHER TO...

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  • Harlem

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    What happens to a dream deferred?

    Does it dry up
    like a raisin in the sun?

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  • Still Here

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    I been scarred and battered.
    My hopes the wind done scattered.
    Snow has friz me,
    Sun has baked me,

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  • Let America Be America Again

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    Let America be America again.
    Let it be the dream it used to be.
    Let it be the pioneer on the plain
    Seeking a home where he himself is free.

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  • I, Too

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    I, too, sing America.

    I am the darker brother.
    They send me to eat in the kitchen

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  • Theme For English B

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    The instructor said,

    Go home and write
    a page tonight.

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    This poem!! I felt a tug in my heart because it was truly a story of truth from your heart! Very well expressed, and I can't say but one thing more. If we keep our ears open we learn from...

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