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Langston Hughes and Lorraine Hansberry

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FC: Langston Hughes | Lorraine Hansberry

1: Born in Joplin Missouri on Febuary 1, 1902 Raised by his grandmother until age 13 after his parents divorced Lived with his mom in Clevand, Ohio After high school he lived in Mexico for a year then Then attended Columbia University for one year

2: His first poem The Weary Blues was published by Alfred A Knopf in 1926 Alfred A Knopf was founded in 1915 and is now Doubleday Publishing Group | After Columbia University kept odd jobs as a cook, launder, busboy, and travled to Africa and Europe working on a ship as a seaman | Finished college at Lincon University in 1929 Published his first book, Not Without Laughter, in 1930 and it won the Harmon Gold Medal for literature

3: His poems we influenced by the Jazz Age And the Harlem Renaissance Was considered a very influencial person during the Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s | Paul Dunbar - one of the first black poets to gain recognition for his work | Carl Sandburg | Walt Whitman- Born in 1819 and was a well known abolitionist

4: Born on May 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois Was the youngest of 4 siblings - 2 brothers and a sister Father, Carl Hansberry, was a businessman and a politician who was strongly involved in African American movements Her mother, Nanny Hansberry, was a teacher Graduated high school in 1948 | "Her creative literary ability and her profound grasp of the deep social issues confronting the world today will remain an inspiration to generations yet to unborn." -Martin Luther King, Jr

5: Attended many different colleges - University of Chicago, Art instiute of Chicago, New School of Social research in New York, Guadalajara, Mexico and at the University of Wisconsin | Married Robert Nemiroff in 1953 He was grad student in history and english at New York University Died of cancer in January 12, 1965 at 34 years old

6: Her most famous piece, A Raisin in The Sun, was published in 1957 and opening night was March 11, 1957 at Ettel Barrmore Theater - was the first Broadway play to be written, directed, and entirely casted by African Americans - voted best play of the year by the New York Drama Critics Circle - produced world wide and published in over thirty different languages - she was the youngest American to win the award - turned into the musical Raisin by her husband Robert Nemiroff

7: As I Grew Older By: Langston Hughes | T - the title alone implies the poem is about how things change as he gets older P - the poem is about how his dreams were harder to achieve as he got older C - he uses visuals like "bright like the sun" and "i lie down in this shadow" A - the attitude of the poem is reflective because he is looking back on something and proud when he overcomes adversity and reaches his dream S - in the beginning he feels sad and put down and he changes to proud and accomplished when he achieves his dream T - the title does not have any special meaning and just describes the time line of the poem T - the theme of the poem is dreams might have obstacles and are herd to achieve but are still attainable

8: Ardella By: Langston Hughes | T - the title implies the poem is about a girl he is in love with P - he thinks Ardella is beautiful but almost seems as if doesn't want her C - he compares this girl to a night filled with stars by saying she is unlike a night without with stars and compares he to a sleep filled with dreams by saying he can't compare her to a sleep with dreams A - the attitude is love by the speaker for the girl described, Ardella S - there are no shifts in this poem T - the title is the name of the girl described in the poem T - the theme of this poem is how he loves and admires Ardella

9: SOURCES | - Nemiroff, Robert. "About the Author." A Raisin in the Sun. New York: First Vintage Edition, 1994. Print. - "Ardella by Langston Hughes." PoemHunter.Com - Thousands of Poems and Poets.. Poetry Search Engine. 27 Mar. 2010. Web. 26 May 2011. . - "As I Grew Older by Langston Hughes." PoemHunter.Com - Thousands of Poems and Poets.. Poetry Search Engine. 03 Jan. 2003. Web. 26 May 2011. . - Wilkerson, Margaret B. "Lorraine Hansberry: Biography from Answers.com." Answers.com: Wiki Q&A Combined with Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Encyclopedias. Answers.com. Web. 23 May 2011. . - "Langston Hughes." Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More. The Academy of American Poets. Web. 23 May 2011. .

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