“The Devil’s Cleansing,”
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Slangston Hughes’s poem, “The Devil’s Cleansing,” uses demonic imagery and symbolism to comment on systemic racism. What is your response to this poem, and why do you think he uses this language about Gods and Devils? Why do you think he calls the poem “The Devil’s Cleansing,” and what do you think the “devil” in the poem symbolizes? Minimum of 150-200 words.