Lenox Avenue: Midnight by Langston Hughes

Errol Smith

English 1101-D376

Summary of “Lenox Ave: Midnight ”

“Lenox Avenue: Midnight” by Langston Hughes is a poem based on his urban life in Harlem. Langston Hughes was expressing his feelings living on Lenox Avenue through his music. For example, he states” The rhythm of life… is a jazz.” The rhythm of life represented what was going on around him such as “the rumble of street cars,” to the swish of rain,” and ” the broken heart of love.” The gods are laughing at us ,” represented the white racist while the African Americans wanted to be recognized for their music and art. This time period was known as the Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes played a major role.

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