Essays Tagged: "Weary Blues"

Biography of Langston Hughes.

. Through these experiences a new rhythm emerged in his writing, and a series of poems such as "The Weary Blues" were penned. He returned to Harlem, in 1924, the period known as the Harlem Renaissance ... a (1940); I Wonder As I Wander" (1956), his autobiographies. His collections of poetry include: The Weary Blues (1926); The Negro Mother and other Dramatic Recitations (1931); The Dream Keeper (1932); ...

(4 pages) 74 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Langston Hughes

turned in 1929 he moved to New York where he published his first book of poetry that was titled The Weary Blues. The book illustrated life for lower black Americans. The publishing of The Weary Blues ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Weary Singer

The Weary Singer Langston Hughes portrays a soulful singer in "The Weary Blues"� who entertains a ... s music deeply, "He did a lazy sway"¦. / He did a lazy sway"¦. / To the tune o' those Weary Blues."� (6-8) And, "Swaying to and fro on his rickety stool."� (12) The melody ... meaning of the tune to him that he evokes his weariness to emphasize how blue he truly is. "Got the Weary Blues / And I can't be satisfied / I ain't happy no mo' / And I wish that I had died."� ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Blues Stairway

uses oppression, tradition, and racial theme in the connection between two of his masterpieces The Weary Blues and Mother to Son.In Mother to Son, Hughes uses an extended metaphor to show the oppress ... different, but if one looks ahead, they can get to that crystal stairway.In Hughes other piece The Weary Blues he uses the African American feeling and music to suggest the struggles they encountered ...

(8 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Assimilation of Literature

e the musical environment that was surrounding him into his writing. In this excerpt from “The Weary Blues” he describes rhythm through his words:“Droning a drowsy syncopated tune,Rocki ... e dull pallor of an old gas lightHe did a lazy sway ....He did a lazy sway ....To the tune o' those Weary Blues.With his ebony hands on each ivory keyHe made that poor piano moan with melody.O Blues!S ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

The life and Times of Poet & Novelist Langston Hughes

e Harlem nightlife, which impacted his poems. One of the poems he wrote during those times was "The Weary Blues," which was about a piano player performing in Lenox Avenue Nightclub. "The Weary Blues" ... e Nightclub. "The Weary Blues" was a poem influenced by the Harlem Renaissance. Everyone liked "The Weary Blues" and it got real popular and Langston started getting real famous as a controversial poe ...

(9 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Langston Hughes

shington D.C. While living in D.C. his first book of poetry was published. This book was called The Weary Blues. Hughes signature poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" was a part of The Weary Blues. Thre ...

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies