Poetry in Motion - Langston Hughes

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Poetry in Motion - Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was a poet that lived from 1902-1967. He was a very distinguished poet of the Harlem Renaissance, the great out pouring of african-american art. The poetry of Langston Huges is very different, yet it held the reader's attention. As a poet, he defines his role as a poet. Hughes has a very unconventional style, subjectcontent, and language, though he gives his intended messages in the same way …

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…themes of racial pride and personal dignity run rampan in all his works. He has taken the conventional stylings of a poem, and changed it into something that all people can enjoy, a way for these authors to express themselves without being limited as to what to write about. Hughes was allowed to "think out of the box." Now, because of this, poetry is no longer two dimensional and flat. It now has a shape.