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Who was Langston Hughes?
James Mercer Langston Hughes was a famous writer from Joplin, Missouri that experienced being forced out of his belief with Jesus.
The title Salvation" is ironic itself because Hughes begins his writing stating that he wasn't really saved, when the word salvation actually means to be save.
Hughes uses the reactions of people in hell to help paint a picture of what was going on at the revival.
"All moans and shouts and lonely cries and dire pictures of hell.."
Hughes supplies imagery of the physical characteristics of the congregation of the church which is similar to the characteristics of people in Hell.
"Old women with jet-black faces and braided hair, old men with work-gnarled hands."
"I was saved from sin when I was going on thirteen.
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You should assume that your audience has already read "Salvation," so you should not just summarize it. Instead, focus on writing an analysis and interpretation of the story. Your essay should help readers understand and appreciate the meaning conveyed by Hughes' story. Yes, we know what happens in the story, but what are we supposed to get out of it?
In an essay, write an analysis and interpretation of Langston Hughes' "Salvation" that will help readers understand and appreciate the story.