The Influences Of Langston Hughes During The Harlem Renaissance

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One of the most important literary figure was Langston Hughes. When the “Harlem Renaissance” became popular, Langston Hughes’ influences, style of writing, and themes made him different than the others. Langston Hughes was influenced by people and events. The people that influenced him were Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman. He showed his poems to Vachel Lindsay who was impressed by his work. During the Spanish Civil War, he served as a war correspondent for several American newspapers. Later on, he was deemed the “Poet Laureate of the Negro Race.” All of these people and events inspired him to keep on writing. Langston Hughes wrote a variety of themes in his poems. Music, blues and jazz, was an important theme because

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