Hughes’s poems

1-What kind of rhetoric do Washington and and Douglass use in their arguments against
slavery? consider which is more effective and if you see
this style in any current speakers or policticians.

2-Choose one of Hughes’s poems and discuss the way in which it complicates ideas about race and African American experience. consider why people might have responded positively or negatively to this poem.

3-in Fauset’s “The Sleeper Wakes,” the main character’s race is unclear. What does that ambiguity teach you as a reader about the nature of race as a constructed concept? then analyze how gender plays a role in Amy’s story

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