The theme of Langston Hughes' poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" is the journey of African identity through history. Hughes adopts the singular first-person point of view and transf...
Jump to: navigation, search. Langston Hughes, dated to 1919 or 1920. "The
Negro Speaks of Rivers" is a poem by American writer Langston Hughes.
I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of
human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed ...
I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in
... Langston Hughes, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” from Collected Poems.
flow of human blood in human veins.
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy
bosom turn all golden in the sunset. More »
Langston Hughes wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" while on a train ride to
Mexico, where he would live with his father for one year. He had just graduated ...
On "The Negro Speaks of Rivers". Arnold Rampersad. The sun was setting as the
train reached St. Louis and began the long passage from Illinois across the ...
Aug 1, 2013 ... AS LANGSTON HUGHES TELLS IT, he wrote “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” (now
one of his most famous and widely anthologized poems) ...
“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” is Langston Hughes's first mature poem. He wrote
it in 1920 at the age of seventeen, while traveling by train to visit his father in ...
Oct 9, 2013 ... The Negro Speaks of Rivers by LANGSTON HUGHES I've known rivers: I've
known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of ...