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James Mercer Langston Hughes started writing very early. The works that came from his pen from till his death in is prolific. He has written two autobiographies. He published three collections of short storiessixteen volumes of poetry. Apart from this he wrote almost twenty plays and wrote many scripts for television, radio and films.
Along with this he had regular correspondence with fans, friends and publishers. He wrote a lot for the Harlem Renaissance and for jazz music. All this was done even as he was travelling and had a short stay in Paris. He died on May 22 nd He had heard a lot of stories from his grandmother and he brings some of them into this poem.
The stories were about black people working day and night.
They would sing sad songs on the banks of a river and their songs mingle with the sound of the river. They were her own experiences, stories from her life.
Knowing that all her sad stories are true the child who was cuddling in her bosom lay quiet listening to it on that summer night. All of Hughes poems are written to be tuned to music, so there are repetitions of lines. In this poem there are minor changes in the repetitive lines, like this. The lines are odes to the African Americans who had suffered a lot for generations. The blacks had now become browns.
Then he refers to the child as dark, not mentioning if it was black or brown. It did not matter anymore; the suffering continued, colour notwithstanding.
The slaves sing sorrowful songs and that mingles with the sounds of the river. This can mean that their voices were drowned by more powerful voices. The stories were the pain of the soul.
Her stories were from her experiences and they were hard facts.Aunt sues stories
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