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Research paperLangston HughesThesis statement: Langston Hughes should be appreciated as one of the most affective poems because he passes over his ethnicity of black to against racism as he was independent since he is young.OutlineI.Early life (1902 – 1924)A.Early teensA.1.Born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, MissouriA.2.Separation of parentsA.3.Was raised by his maternal grandmother, MaryB.High schoolB.1.Lived with mother after maternal grandmother diedB.2.Was elected class poet in grammar school in LincolnB.3.Began to write his first poems in ClevelandC.AdulthoodC.1.Returned to U.S after spending 1 year in Mexico with his fatherC.2.Worked various odd jobs in Washington, D.CC.3.Encountered Vachel Lindsay and shared some poemsII.Literary CareerA.“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” in 1921A.1.Links African descents to rivers (lines 1-4)A.2.Establishes the race’s ties to civilizations along rivers (lines 5-7)A.3.

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