Read the following passage from langston hughes's "theme for english b" and answer the question.
it's not easy to know what is true for you or me
at twenty-two, my age. but i guess i'm what
i feel and see and hear, harlem, i hear you:
hear you, hear me—we two—you, me, talk on
(i hear new york, too.) me—who?
while hughes uses repetition, alliteration, and assonance to create patterns of sound, he
does use the elizabethan sonnet form
doesn't use imagery
does use blank verse
doesn't use a formal rhyme scheme
Langston Hughes is the author of The Negro and the racial mountain and Theme for English B . Hughes was born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, a descendant of noticeable abolitionists. His racial heritage was a mix of Indian, African, and French. Langston Hughes was an American poet, essayist, playwright, and short story writer. He is still considered one of the most distinguished contributors to American literature in the 20th century. He rose to fame during the Harlem Renaissance and continued to produce experimental and groundbreaking work for the next several decades. Hughes was known for vocalizing the concerns of working-class African Americans. His work was deeply influenced by jazz, and he often wrote in a simple and straightforward fashion, sometimes even using the vernacular.
The poem "Theme for English B " was written during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, African American authors, poets, musicians, and artists pursued new ways to express the black experience in America. The poet Langston Hughes worried that the search for critical and commercial success might tempt black artists to compromise their ideals and their distinctive racial and cultural identity. In his Poem Theme for English B Hughes makes the point that people of different races are alike in many ways.
Hughes asserts that he writes about racial issues. He writes about racial problems because for the black, everything in America is a racial question. To do else is to reject that sense of identity and to reject that sense of identity is to say that you don’t want to be a Negro poet or a Negro novelist or a Negro musician or Negro dramatist.
While Hughes uses repetition, alliteration, and assonance to create patterns of sound, he:
doesn't use a formal rhyme scheme
B) that it is an important part of his identity.
Explanation: In the given passage from Langston Hughes's "Theme for English B" we can see the speaker is saying that he is what he sees, what he feels and what he hears, and then he says that he hears Harlem, and that he hears New York too. With this description we can say that the speaker is saying that Harlem is an important part of his identity (is a part of what he is), so the correct answer is option B.
In this excerpt, Langston Hughes discusses one of the most important conflicts that young adults experience: self-creation. He tells us that he is twenty-two, and that he does not find it easy to know what is true for him. This means that he struggles understanding and knowing himself. However, he tells us that he feels the city talk to him, and he understands what he feels and sees better when it is on the page. The page, therefore, is a symbol of the process of self-creation the author is engaging in.
We know that he lives in Harlem.
We know from the title that he might be in college. (English B is an add way to name a class, but it is the name of the class).
We know nothing about dating a white woman. There is no mention of anything that would tell you that. We are not even certain he is black, not directly anyway.
A and C are the answers.
He is in college
He lives in Harlem
Theme for english B is a poem written by Langston Hughes when he was in college commanded by his proffessor, and we can infer that from the title of the poem, so we know he is in college and he is speaking to Harlem, and to the city about his struggles and dreams, so we know that he lives in Harlem, that is all we can infer from the excerpt, we could discover more from the whole poem, like the fact that he was the only black student at college, but in this excerpt he doesn´t mention anything about it.
The answer is:
In the pasage from "Theme for English B," the author Langston Hughes makes use of repetition when he reproduces the words and, hear, me, and you several times.
He also uses alliteration, which is the evident repetition of identical consonant sounds in nearby syllables. For example, true and twenty-two, as well as hear and Harlem.
Finally, Hughes also employs assonance, which is the resemblance in vowel sounds among syllables and words. For instance, true, two, you and too; and feel, see and we.
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answer; (external conflict)