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Frontiers in Art Research, 2020, 2(5); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2020.020508.

Black Music in the Poetry of Langston Hughes


Peng Zhao

Corresponding Author:
Peng Zhao

Nanjing Normal University Zhongbei College, Nanjing 210046, China


The paper attempts to interpret the styles and meanings in the poetry of Hughes and reveals his constant references to black music both in forms and themes to record the black lives. Based on diachronic analysis, the author discovers the most powerful voice Hughes adopts in his portrayals of the blacks exists in poetry drawing on spiritual, blues and jazz.


Spiritual, Blues, Jazz, Racial ideals, Humanity

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Peng Zhao. Black Music in the Poetry of Langston Hughes. Frontiers in Art Research (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 5: 34-36. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2020.020508.


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