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Published on January 10, 2009

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Langston Hughes : Langston Hughes Harlem Renaissance Poet The Beginnings of Langston Hughes : The Beginnings of Langston Hughes Joplin Missouri, born February 1,1902 began writing poetry in the eighth grade, and was selected as Class Poet His first published poem was also one of his most famous, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers", and it appeared in Brownie's Book Slide 3: Dreams by Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. My Response to “Dreams” : My Response to “Dreams” When in reading this poem Langston Hughes gives you the importance of your dreams. He believed that if we didn’t “hold fast to our dreams” that they would die. He gave us the idea that life wouldn’t be worth living without the dreams you had. And it is true, without our dreams that we keep in our hearts what would really be the point of living? He conveys this message by saying “For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” Langston Hughes:Breaking the Mold : Langston Hughes:Breaking the Mold Hughes refused to differentiate between his personal experience and the common experience of black America. He wanted to tell the stories of his people in ways that reflected their actual culture, including both their suffering and their love of music, laughter, and language itself. The End of Langston Hughes:a man never forgotten because of his words and his impact on this world : The End of Langston Hughes:a man never forgotten because of his words and his impact on this world Langston Hughes died of complications from prostate cancer in May 22, 1967, in New York. In his memory, his residence at 20 East 127th Street in Harlem, New York City, has been given landmark status by the New York City Preservation Commission, and East 127th Street was renamed "Langston Hughes Place.“ Always Remembered : Always Remembered Through his writing and through his generosity as a "dean" of scores of writers and left behind an enduring legacy of literature. More than 20 years after his death, on the eighty-ninth anniversary of Hughes's birth in 1991, amid great celebration by noted writers such as Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka, his cremated remains were interred beneath the commemoratively designed "I've Known Rivers" tile floor in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Visitors to this noted research center may see this floor, pay respects to his remains, and remembers the man. literature, Hughes nurtured

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