The negro speaks of rivers

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The negro speaks of rivers

  1. 1. The negro Speaks of Riversby Langston HughesPresented by Shelia K. Diaz
  2. 2. The Negro Speaks of Riversby Langston HughesI’ve known rivers:I’ve known riversancient as the worldand older than theflow of human bloodin human veins.My soul has growndeep like the rivers.I bathed in the Euphrateswhen dawns were young.=.
  3. 3. I looked upon the Nile andraised the pyramids aboveit.
  4. 4. Vocabulary and Key Concepts• Euphrates, Nile, Congo, Mississippi, AbeLincoln• Huts, dawns, ancient, flow veins, bosom,dusky• Negro, Euphrates, Pyramids
  5. 5. Resources• The Negro Speaks of Rivers, read by LangstonHughes (includes Hughes’ explanation of howhe came to write this poem.)http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15722• Biography of Langston Hughes -http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/83• Quick facts about Langston Hughes:http://www.enotes.com/authors/langston-hughes

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