The Negro Speaks of Rivers
by Langston Hughes
The Negro Speaks of Rivers Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- What do you think it means to have a soul that is deep as rivers?
- Are there any places that are particularly important to you?
- Have you "known" rivers?
- If you were to describe this speaker to a friend, what would you say?
- Why do you think our speaker chose these four rivers specifically (the Euphrates, the Congo, the Nile, and the Mississippi), and is there a significance to the order in which they appear?
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