Langston Hughes - being prejudiced to the only black dinner...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Michael Chenette Mrs. Friese February 22, 2008 ENG 102-014 Dinner Guest: Me Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) was born in Joplin, Missouri. Hughes dropped out of college and became interested in poetry, influenced by such poets as Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman. His works ranged from his poems, short plays, essays and short stories which appeared many publications like the NAACP publication Crisis Magazine and in Opportunity Magazine and others. His poem, “Dinner Guest: Me” is a poem about a black man being attending a white colored party. This was still during the time when black people were not given many rights unless you were in government, and where it was not in the best interest of white people to be associating with “negros”. The other dinner guests are not
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: being prejudiced to the only black dinner guest directly. Although they would ask him “the usual questions that come to white mind[s]…”(Lines 4 – 5) which is the question of what it was like living in “darkness U.S.A…”(9) This entire poem has messages that Langston Hughes wants the reader to recognize while reading it. Outline i. Brief History of Hughes ii. Where he lived and why it affected his life iii. What engaged his liking for poetry iv. His poems v. What influenced him to write vi. What the main points in his poetry are vii. This poem viii. Brief description of the poem as a whole ix. What messages are being introduced x. Blacks during this time xi. The way white people acted towards blacks xii. Conclusion xiii. Wrap up...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Price during the Spring '08 term at Salisbury University.

Page1 / 2

Langston Hughes - being prejudiced to the only black dinner...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online