10 Langston Hughes Quotes to Prove That Freedom Comes From Within

10 Langston Hughes Quotes to Prove That Freedom Comes From Within

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A poet, a playwright, an activist, an artist, and one of the great leaders of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes changed the course of history. His artful words portrayed the lives of working-class blacks in their quest for happiness and the American Dream. Tones of sadness, joy, triumph, and love were all tightly laced through Hughes’ works. Even jazz poetry was a style that he coined during the 20s. This rhythmic style soon became a beautiful collision of art.   Dubbed the “Poet Laureate of Harlem,” his original brownstone on 127th Street in Harlem still stands tall and rich with history. It’s …

10 Essential Poems You Can Read Online

10 Essential Poems You Can Read Online

The Internet is a great resource for readers because it offers so much reading material for free. Just click on each title on this list to view the poem! There are far more than ten great poems hanging around the Internet, of course, so we’ve tried to limit ourselves to the most essential and classic examples. Share your own favorites in the comments! “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” by Emily Dickinson “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” is grim, elegant, and rhythmic. It’s a perfect example of Dickinson’s style. The fact that this poem was published only after Dickinson …