The Negro Speaks of Rivers
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
by Langston Hughes


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No question, there is a lot going on in this poem, and there is a lot being said. However, we promise that you will have no problem walking into the middle of it, sitting down, and listening to its rhythms and to the story it is telling you. It’s an inviting poem that wants you to feel the history it unravels. Like a good book or a moving song, we bet you won’t want it to end.

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