Other Modern Age Literature: Harlem Renaissance-Langston Hughes

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Last updated: December 14, 2019
The poetry of Langston Hughes captures the ______ of jazz and blues.
rhythm

Hughe’s _____ encouraged him to write poetry.
mother

Hughes traveled the world for a year as a _________
merchant seamen

In addition to his poems, Hughes published plays, film scripts, fiction, and autobiographies.

True

Jesse B. Semple became a black folk ____
hero

Hughes established black theaters in Chicago and _____
L.A.

Hughes _______ other black writers.
inspired

The phrase “The Negro/ with the trumpet at his lips” is repeated in stanzas 1, 2, and 5.
True

The trumpet player’s “smoldering memory” is of parties on the beach.
False

The music is described as “honey/ Mixed with liquid fire.”
True

The rhythm is described as “agony/ Distilled from new desire.”
False

In the fourth stanza, the word “Desire” is repeated.
True

In the last stanza, trouble is “mellowed to a golden note.”
True

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