Introduction to American Literature – 4

  • For this discussion, listen to a reading of the poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes, and read the poem.
  • After reading and then listening to the poem by Langston Hughes, write a brief paragraph, describing the difference between reading a poem and hearing it read aloud. For example, how was your experience different in reading the poem versus listening to it? How did you feel when listening to the poem as compared to reading it? Do you feel that you were better able to understand the poem by reading it, or by listening to it?
  • Please include the author’s name in your post title.