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Song for a Dark Girl
Song for a Dark Girl
by Langston Hughes

Tough-O-Meter

We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

(2) Sea Level

The rhythm of this poem carries you right on through like you're cresting on a wave. But watch for sharks—the subtleties of this poem, which can seem so simple. The best parts of this poem are that it grapples with the tough issues of race, religion, and love, so stay on your guard. It may look simple, but it's anything but.

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