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The Power of Words

When reading Maya Angelou’s poetry, there is a connection in a sense that she speaks to her readers in an abstract way. Her poems possess themes that allow the audience to feel connected and relateable. In her poem “Still I … Continue reading

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Dear Black Child- Black Children are Worthy

Hey Black ChildDo you know who you areWho you really areDo you know you can beWhat you want to beIf you try to beWhat you can be Hey Black ChildDo you know where you are goingWhere you’re really goingDo you … Continue reading

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The Inconsistencies Between the Real Life and the Poetry of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was an African-American poet in the 20th century who was incredibly inspirational and influential to a lot of African-Americans, specifically those living in impoverished urban communities such as Harlem in New York.  Hughes was a part of the … Continue reading

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