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Lesson 10: Langston Hughes Langston Hughes Watch Video Lesson Introduction This week we will focus on the selected works of Langston Hughes, one of the first African Americans to earn a living as a writer and a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance. You may have read some of Hughes' poems in other classes or heard them in movies. At the end of this lesson you will also take the Poetry Exam over this unit. You will be tested over the contents of Lessons 8, 9, & 10.. Prepare for Poetry Exam Locate the definitions to the poetry terms listed below. Memorize them to prepare for the Poetry Unit Exam. You will also be asked to identify underlined terms used in a line of poetry. You will also respond to questions over the poetry of Dickinson and Hughes. Example of a Poetry Terms Test Question Question Identify the underlined poetic device in the following line of poetry: “The city called out my name.” apostrophe Meter Synecdoche Personification Explanation of answer: Note the correct answer is “ D "—personification. In the poetic line, the city, which is not human, is speaking. Thus, the poet used “personification,” a poetic device where non–h uman or inanimate objects are given characteristics of human beings.
Terms to Memorize for the Poetry Terms Exam perso na onom atopoeia perso nification meta phor simil e allusi on a postrophe h ymn meter p aradox s ynecdoche o xymoron al literation meter blank verse free verse stanza enjamb ment end-

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