Theme for English B

Theme for English B
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  • Title
  • "Go home and write a page tonight. And let that page come out of you- Then, it will be true."
  • Paraphrase
  • "I went to school there, then Durham, then here to this college on the hill above Harlem. I am the only colored student in my class"
  • Connotation 
  • " I guess being colored doesn't make me not like the same things other folks like who are other races. So will my page be colored that I write?" 
  • The Title refers to an assignment given in English class.
  • Attitude
  • "Being me, it will not be white. But it will be a part of you, instructor"
  • Writing comes naturally and helps write about your own life story, but not all colored people have the same education level as him. He goes to his apartment and writes. Just because he is colored does not mean he will write any different from others. 
  • Shift
  • "Sometimes perhaps you don't want to be a part of me. Nor do I often want to be a part of you. But we are, that's true"
  • The word "Colored" shows how Langston Hughes felt in his early life and how disconnected the races are. At the end of the poem, we can conclude that maybe there isn't that much of a difference between the races.
  • Title and Theme
  • "As I learn from you, I guess you learn from me- although you're older- and white- and somewhat more free. This is my page for english B."
  • Hughes attitude in the poem is optimistic about the future connection between the races.
  • Hughes attitude shifts slightly from the beginning of the poem towards the end. At first, he seems frustrated about how small the colored population is with higher education, but in the end, he becomes open-minded towards both races connecting.  
  • Title- The title has nothing to do with the deeper meaning of the poem other than that he is writing a poem for English Theme- the theme is saying about how even though there are racial differences, the races can still connect
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