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What is the tone and rhythm of the poems 'Harlem' by Langston Hughes and 'Legal Alien' by Pat Mora? Thanks

-MC

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    MC... tone means emotional impact. When you read those what do you "FEEL"? sad, ironic, angry, regret, happy, silly, curious?

    Here is a site on meter ( rhythm)
    http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xmeter.html

    To find the meter, read the first two lines out loud! Then read them again and pat your hand as you read outloud. If you still havent' established a meter, mark the accented syllables, you should be able to see a meter then.

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    MC, Check this site also.... very important.

    http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-206713/poetry

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    OK, so what if I say that the tone of 'Legal Alien' is uncomfortable and complicated as she describes the harships being faced?
    And for Harlem, can I just say that the tone seems calm as he compares the deffered dreams to unpleasant things? ..I really need help with this...

    Thanks
    -MC

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