The Negro Speaks of Rivers
by Langston Hughes
The Negro Speaks of Rivers Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
You guessed it. Rivers are the superstars of this poem, and our speaker likens his soul to the rivers he has known in his lifetime. However, we know our speaker could not have lived through over fo...
When we pull it apart piece by piece, we notice how our speaker pays careful attention to darkness and light throughout. He describes the "muddy" Mississippi turn "golden" as the sun sets and as ni...