English

posted by .

In Langston Hughes poem "Theme for English B," in the lines 16-26 it says: It's not easy to know what is true for you or me
at twenty-two, my age. But I guess I'm what
I feel and see and hear, Harlem, I hear you:
hear you, hear me--we two--you, me, talk on this page.
(I hear New York, too.) Me--who?
Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love.
I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.
I like a pipe for a Christmas present,
or records--Bessie, bop, or Bach.
I guess being colored doesn't make me not like
the same things other folks like who are other races.
HOW DO I MAKE THIS A LINE-BY-LINE TRANSLATION?? PLAESE AND THANK YOU!!!!!

  • English -

    If you post what you think each line means, we'll be glad to comment on it.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. English

    My teacher asked us to write a poem in the style of Langston Hughes' poem Theme for English B, and I don't see a style. I reread several of Hughes' poems. He used short lines and short words. Some had rhyme schemes, but many did not. …
  2. english

    is there a poem that uses a lot of rhetorical devices by Langston Hughes?
  3. Langston Hughes

    Explain the use of repetition of the pronoun "I". The poem is "Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes.
  4. Language Arts

    Compare the Poem "If I can stop one heart from breaking" by Emily Dickenson to "Thank you M'am" by Langston Hughes. What connections do you see between the short story and the poem?
  5. English

    What would the tone be for the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes?
  6. Gen English

    In the poem Dreams by Langston Hughes, Describe how the poem is structerd,or arranged in lines and stannnzas.
  7. Gen English

    Ok im still confused in the poem dreams by langston hughes describe how the poem is structured, or arranged in lines and stanzas.
  8. Englisj

    In Langston Hughes poem, Dreams, Would using a simile rather than a metaphor Negate or weaken Hughes' poem?
  9. American Lit,

    What is the significance of the kitchen setting in Langston’s Hughes’ poem “I,Too”?
  10. American lit

    What is the significance of the kitchen setting in Langston’s Hughes’ poem “I,Too”?

More Similar Questions