Ballad of the Landlord Poem by Langston Hughes Summary, Notes and Line by Line Explanation in English

Introduction Langston Hughes wrote the poem “The Ballad of the Landlord” in 1940. Hughes, one of the most well-known personalities of the Harlem Renaissance, drew inspiration from his own experiences growing up in the Harlem section of New York City. The speaker of the poem recalls his experience as a black renter attempting to convince … Read more