|Theme for English B
In the poem "Theme for English B", by Langston Hughes, Hughes talks about the African American struggle for equality. This is a common subject for Hughes. In many of his poems he speaks about blacks and the injustices that they face. Another common subject for Hughes is the town, Harlem, which is also mentioned in "Theme for English B."
The poem starts off with an instructor giving his students a paper to write, the instructor says to the student, "let that page come out of you-Then, it will be true." The poem is continued as the paper that Hughes is writing. In the paper, he explains everything in his heart, just as his instructor had told him to.
His paper illustrates exactly how an African-American man feels, acts and what he does in everyday life. The point that Hughes tries to get across to his teacher is clear, that he, the black man, likes and does the same things as the white man. The difference being how the world views the two races. Hughes won...