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Beale Street Love

Beale Street Love

by Langston Hughes

Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Geographical References

Beale Street, Memphis, TN (title)

Literary References

"Jerusalem Delivered," by Torquato Tasso, 1581 (line 7)

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