Thank You Mam Analysis

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Outline About “Thank you ma’am” I will discuss the characters, plot and theme in the Thank You Ma’am by Langston Hughes. I. Introduction A. Poet, short-story writer, novelist, and essayist, is generally ranked among the greatest black American writers of the first half of the twentieth century. B. Hughes was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the flourishing of black artistic achievement in Harlem in New York City in the 1920s. C. Hughes wrote "Thank You, Ma 'm" in the mid-1950s and published it in 1963 in Something in Common and Other Stories at the end of his career, when the pace of change in the lives of black Americans was accelerating rapidly with the social and political changes of the civil rights movement. D. In a sense, it is a last look back at the earlier black society of Hughes 's youth II. Author biography A. James Langston Hughes (who wrote as Langston Hughes) was born in Joplin, Missouri, on February 1, 1902 B. Hughes attended high school in Cleveland, Ohio, where he lived with his mother and her second husband after the death of his grandmother. C. He enrolled in 1921 at Columbia University but completed only one year due to discrimination he faced on campus D. Hughes lived most of his adult life in Harlem and is considered a leading figure of the black cultural movement of the 1920s known as the Harlem Renaissance. III. Plot A. Exposition: 1. She was a large woman with a large purse that had everything in it but hammer and nails. 2. It had a
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