Langston Hughes4

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Langston Hughes4



Langston Hughes is a well- known poet who lived in the twentieth century. He wrote many poems mainly with jazz and black folk rhymes. He is remembered for his great poetry and his self- biographies. He is one of the most famous authors in the world.
Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. His parents are James Nathaniel (father) and Carrie Mercer (mother); his grandmother took care of him in Lawrence, Kansas after his parents divorced He began writing at a young age and has enjoyed it since then. After he graduated high school in Cleveland he spent fifteen months in Mexico where his father lives. Langston is well known for his use of jazz and black folk rhymes used in his poetry. Langston has said that he only writes when he is unhappy. When he wrote his famous poem, “ The Negro Speaks Of Rivers”, he was on his way to Mexico where he spent four years of his life. When Langston’s dad died in 1934, his dad left everything to three elderly women who took care of him before he died, and Langston wasn’t even mentioned in his will. It was said that his father hated Blacks and hated

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