poet Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

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Snake

He glides so swiftly
Back into the grass-
Gives me the courtesy of road
To let me pass,
That I am half ashamed
To seek a stone
To kill him.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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Comments about Snake by Langston Hughes

  • Snowstar (4/3/2020 11:25:00 AM)

    Don’t kill the Snek pls

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  • hannah (4/17/2018 12:14:00 PM)

    i love this little poem its cute and funny

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    Stranger(5/9/2019 11:04:00 AM)

    How is it funny or cute

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  • uncleballz (4/4/2018 4:38:00 PM)

    dauym thats thicc bro

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  • Sugar Sugar Ginger (2/14/2018 8:52:00 PM)

    Why would you want to kill it?

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  • saurabh soni (1/21/2018 2:10:00 AM)

    very bad explanation

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (12/7/2016 4:24:00 AM)

    Yes, we should be ashamed of killing a snake unnecessarily.....thought provoking

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  • Glenn Frederick Baker (5/14/2016 12:07:00 PM)

    I picked this poem to compare it with D H Lawrence's snake. Just like Lawrence LANGSTON was ashamed of his feelings.

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