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Prewright Composition Ms. Briese 27 February 2010 Thesis: Since Hughes and Eliot incorporate symbolism and … into their poems, their writing is alike and different through several aspects of their writing Symbolism Langston Hughes: African American poet who as a child had negative encounters with white people Believed in the American Dream of whites and African Americans living together in harmony He was a very religious and cultural person who brought his beliefs into his poetry
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Unformatted text preview: • His poetry was influenced by jazz and discusses ‘Christ’s color’ • Speaks of the violence in the crucifixion and the violence against Blacks T.S. Eliot (The Waste Land): • Writes about war • Style and tone of the poem illustrates the contrast between the modern and Victorian eras • Post World War I generation • Death of men and Man, religion, and civilization • Like Hughes, speaks of violence...
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