The poetry of Langston Hughes captures the ______ of jazz and blues.
Hughe’s _____ encouraged him to write poetry.
Hughes traveled the world for a year as a _________
In addition to his poems, Hughes published plays, film scripts, fiction, and autobiographies.
Jesse B. Semple became a black folk ____
Hughes established black theaters in Chicago and _____
Hughes _______ other black writers.
The phrase “The Negro/ with the trumpet at his lips” is repeated in stanzas 1, 2, and 5.
The trumpet player’s “smoldering memory” is of parties on the beach.
The music is described as “honey/ Mixed with liquid fire.”
The rhythm is described as “agony/ Distilled from new desire.”
In the fourth stanza, the word “Desire” is repeated.
In the last stanza, trouble is “mellowed to a golden note.”