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Song for a Dark Girl

Song for a Dark Girl

by Langston Hughes

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(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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