oa Lagos Notes and Records - The image of the black soul: from the hut near the Congo to the banks of Mississippi



The paper examines the poems of Langston Hughes, especially �The Negro Speaks of Rivers� and �Dream Deferred�. In a manner that can best be descriptionbed as rhetorical, Hughes exhumes the spirit of the black race and portrays it in simple poetic language, uncluttered by the linguistic jargon of the German Idealists, yet sending the message of communality of souls among the black people.


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