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1 Langston Hughes By: Kyle Cox

2 5 Facts Worked on the “Fire!! Devoted to Younger Negro Artists.” project. When grandmother died is when he first started writing. Was voted best poet in his class while in high school. His first actual piece of work was published in the school paper. Senior year is when he really started to write creative poetry.

3 Accomplishments Most famous poem The Negro Speaks of Rivers
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 in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I danced in the Nile when I was old I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln         went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy         bosom turn all golden in the sunset. I've known rivers: Ancient, dusky rivers. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

4 Accomplishments First work was sent to the famous Brownies book and Crisis Magazines and was accepted and that’s where Langston received his approval from his father.

5 Accomplishments Is the famous poem the Weary Blues which he wont first place with.

6 Motivations Langston writing was motivated from his feelings he had from his mother and father leaving him at an early age.

7 Inspirations English teacher introduced him to Carl Sandburg and Walk Whitman

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9 Credits/ Works Cited

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