Life Is Fine By Langston Hughes Tone

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“Life is Fine” by Langston Hughes Was life really as bad as Langston Hughes depicted? “Life is Fine” by Langston Hughes. The author Langston Hughes is known as an important poet during the Harlem Renaissance (an African American artistic movement in the 1920s that celebrated black life and culture). Hughes is a sophisticated poet, writing about real life situations and issues around the African American community. Langston Hughes connects with the readers by telling a story about obstacles he had to face in life. This poem is considered as one of Hughes’s most successful poems. The first four stanzas in Hughes’s poem shows how the speaker attempts to commit suicide, but his attempts continue to fail. The author is describing an endless scene about how people often resort to death as the permanent solution to their problems in life. The speakers determination is shown in the first stanza “I tried to think but couldn’t; So I jumped in and sank.”…show more content…
It is set up as a monologue, where the speaker tells of his development; sadness and despair to happiness. The tone of this poem is forceful, yet critical, because Hughes describes death as the only escape from reality. “Life is Fine” successfully shows the speaker’s feelings towards life. “Life is Fine” tells of a real life example of when people go to death as the only option in the end. This poem is also a great example for readers to follow after “Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!” as Hughes says when he ends his poem. The author also seems to be afraid to die, but inside he feels like it’s the correct thing to do, for example, “If that water hadn't a-been so cold I might've sunk and died.” the author is making excuses and in stanza five he does the same “If it hadn't a-been so high I might've jumped and

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