SURNAME1Students Name:Instructors Name:Course:Date of Submission:The Deferred Dream of African Americans after the Civil War and Their RebellionLangston Hughes was an American poet, columnist, playwright, novelist and a socialactivist. He was born in February 1902 and died on May 1967. He wrote a lot of poems but theone we are going to discuss in this paper is Harlem'. Claude McKay, on the other hand, was aJamaican poet and a writer who is a Harlem Renaissance's seminal figure. He was born in 1889and died in 1948. He wrote many poems concerning the same but the one analyzed in this paperis if we must die'. The major poetic device that will be analyzed in both the poems includethemes expressed in both the poems in terms of tone, imagery, structure, and symbols. The otherdevices include figures of speech, rhyme, connotation, and technique. All these poetic deviceswill be analyzed having in mind that all the poems were written at the time of HarlemRenaissance and the rights of a black man in the United States were at stake.First of all, let us look at the figures of speech in both the poems. Langston Hughes'sHarlem relies a lot on anaphora, similes, and alliteration in the poem. Anaphora in poetry iswhen certain phrases or words are repeated at the beginning of successive lines of the poem. InHarlem, it is seen a lot. For example; does it dry up, like a raisin in the sun...? Does it stink likerotten meat? (Hughes 1). Similes, on the other hand, ...
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