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poems, when studied as a collection over the span of his life, clearly show how the tone and emphasis in the writing reflect the mood of Hughes himself as he grew old. The universal theme of racism and race relations defined all the important work of Langston Hughes.
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Emanuel, James. Langston Hughes. Twayne Publishers, Boston, 1967.
Arnold Rampersad. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. Vintage Classics, New York, 1994.