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Theme for English B

Theme for English B

by Langston Hughes

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Jack of All Trades

Hughes was more than just a writer—at times, he was a busboy, a cook, a launderer, and a seaman. (Source.)

NYC 4 Life (… and Death) 

Hughes died in New York City, the main setting for this poem. (Source.)

Everyone's Invited

Hughes tried to make his writing accessible and easy for everyone to read. (Source.)

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