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Author: poem of Langston Hughes Type: poem Views: 105

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I been scared and battered.

My hopes the wind done scattered.

   Snow has friz me,

   Sun has baked me,

Looks like between 'em they done

   Tried to make me

Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'--

   But I don't care!

   I'm still here!


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In my own opinion the poem is about proving every one wrong,
Looks like between 'em they done
Tried to make me
Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'--
But I don't care!
I'm still here!
I feel this part is about no matter how much one may try to bend you and break you, you still have the control on who you want to be.

| Posted on 2016-02-17 | by a guest

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Langston Hughes usually expresses the horrible way of life of African American slaves through poetry. This piece describes the rough and terrible conditions this slave has lived through. Notice how Hughes uses \"Looks like between \'em they done tried to make me stop laughin\', stop lovin\', stop livin\'--\" to describe how the slaves articulated due to the lack of education.
The African-American slaves would usually sing songs to keep their hopes up for a better future, and I believe this is what Hughes wanted it to be displayed as.

| Posted on 2011-01-29 | by a guest

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Portry is living and breathing. What is meant and personal connections one can make to the text are two different things. If you\'ve never been in slavery or dont have a personal connection to slavery, then the poem is definitely going to ne a connection to other struggles. So, since snow, being cold, can freeze your limbs, and touch the core of your soul then that\'s what it\'ll be. Respect the artist, respect the interpretations, respect the lives of those whom the poet has and will touch

| Posted on 2010-10-11 | by a guest

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i dont think much of u can realy tell what he means by"snow has friz me sun has baked me"its a parable in case some of you dont know what that is its some thing that has a deeper meaning.the "snow has frized means they have isolating him till he gave up.but that dident work so "sun has baked me"means the full on beat him till he gave up (the sun beats on you ).but hes saying ill make it through and my strugle will be worth it.so think for a deeper meaning when you anilize his poems.

| Posted on 2010-02-02 | by a guest

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I didn't get it being about slavery at all even though it is written by a black man. I guess you "see" what you are looking for sometimes.
To me the poem speaks of enduring hardships with a smile and being grateful to be alive in spite of them.

| Posted on 2010-01-26 | by a guest

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I do not know who posted the comment on 05-28-09 was not very bright. This poem clearly shows the struggle of a man during slavery. "I've been scarred and battered" probably happened during the slaves time in the field. His hopes of freedom dashed by the snow that froze him and the sun that baked him. "Looks like between 'em", meaning between the slavers and the elements, his will wanted him to give up loving,laughing and livin but he says he won't give up and that he was still here.

| Posted on 2009-10-15 | by a guest

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Was the guy who translated the poem to a poem about a sniper HIGH?!? I guess to each his/her own.

| Posted on 2009-02-26 | by a guest

.: EN102 SF description :.

Clearly this poem is about a special forces sniper. The subject of the poem has been waiting for his target and in the mean time had the snow fall down on him and the sun beating down on him. The enemy has been looking for him ("looks like between them, they down tried to make me") and the enemy has tried to make him stop laughing and stop loving but hes gonna make his target stop living because after all the enemy's efforts to find him, he's still here.

| Posted on 2008-05-12 | by a guest

.: Very Inspring :.

This poem really makes you think about what goes on in your life.Its saying that no matter what you go thruough whether its a triumph or a fall back you are still here.Life is an obstacle course there are supposed to be bumps and road blocks and if you overcome the bumps and road blocks or not and you are still here youve done your JOB.

| Posted on 2008-05-09 | by a guest

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I think this poem is really good because it shows that life is full of
unwanted things and unfortunate occasions and even though we go through all
these things, we're "still here"

| Posted on 2008-04-13 | by a guest

.: Xavier's Analysis :.

This is about a person who's been put up agains tht struggles of life. He's been challenged by the elements of the world whether it be the "snow" or the "sun" he pulled through. Both elements of the world tried to make him "Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'" But despite their feeble attempts he's "still here!"

| Posted on 2008-03-26 | by a guest

.: loved it :.

This poem to me means that even with lives up and downs, tomorrows coming and you canít stop it so embrace it with wide open arms and live like tomorrow wonít come. Even when snow has froze you and the suns burnt you, you still have to keep going and be strong. I like this poem it really made me think about life.

| Posted on 2008-02-26 | by a guest

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