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FC: By: Matt Jordan Katelyn Thompson Gene Patterson Corey Cobb | Lorraine Hansberry | Langston Hughes

1: Lorraine Hansberry | Born: May 19, 1930 Died: January 12, 1965 Raised in Chicago, Illinois University of Wisconsin American Playwrighter

2: Hansberry's Works | The Sign in Sidney Brustien's Window Les Biancs To be Young, Gifted and Black The Drinking Gourd What Use are Flowers

3: Langston Hughes | Born: Febuary 1, 1902 Died: May 22, 1967 Raised in Joplin, Missouri Poet, Columnist, Dramatist

4: Hughes Works | The Crisis The Weary Blues The Nation Not Without Laughter The Ways of White Folks Way Down South Panther and the Lash

5: As i Grew Older | It was a long time ago. I have almost forgotten my dream. But it was there then, In front of me, Bright like a sun-- My dream. And then the wall rose, Rose slowly, Slowly, Between me and my dream. Rose until it touched the sky-- The wall. Shadow. I am black. I lie down in the shadow. No longer the light of my dream before me, Above me. Only the thick wall. Only the shadow. My hands! My dark hands! Break through the wall! Find my dream! Help me to shatter this darkness, To smash this night, To break this shadow Into a thousand lights of sun, Into a thousand whirling dreams Of sun!

6: TPPCASTT | Title- The title is referring to Langston Hughes as he grew older Paraphrase- This poem describes Hughes life year by year. Connotation- Hughes uses imagery and specific details to illustrate his life. Hughes mood throughout the poem is inspiring. Attitude- Hughes tone is mellow. He speaks the poem through as first person point of view.

7: TPPCASTT | Shifts- Hughes does not change his mood or attitude throughout this poem Title- After reading the poem the title means the same. Theme- The poem is relating to Hughes life. He wrote this poem to illustrate his life as a black male.

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