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dc.contributor.advisorDaniel, Neil
dc.contributor.authorBryant, James Daviden_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this dissertation is to appraise Langston Hughes's achievement as a satirist. Beginning with a discussion of Hughes's satiric content, Chapter I examines the way in which certain elements of his work--humor, ridicule, irony, and social criticism--are modified by a tone of attack. In addition to the tone, Hughes's satire is informed by certain structural devices that recur with some consistency. Chapter II discusses "the American dream" as the satiric norm against which Hughes balances his satire. Attention is given to his treatment of the deferral of the dream for black Americans. The next chapter explores Harlem as the satiric scene. Parallels are drawn between Hughes's Harlem and the London of eighteenth-century satire. The fourth chapter is a study of the various personae that Hughes employs, with special emphasis on Jesse B. Semple as satiric hero. The final chapter is a study of "Jim Crow" or bigotry as the ultimate vice or object of Hughes's attack.
dc.format.extentvi, 101 leaves, bounden_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Printen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.subject.lcshHughes, Langston, 1902-1967--Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshSatire, Americanen_US
dc.titleSatire in the work of Langston Hughesen_US
dc.typeTexten_US of English
local.collegeAddRan College of Liberal Arts
local.academicunitDepartment of English
dc.identifier.callnumberMain Stacks: AS38 .B79 (Regular Loan)
dc.identifier.callnumberSpecial Collections: AS38 .B79 (Non-Circulating) of Philosophy Christian University

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