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Analysis Of I Too Sing America By Langston Hughes

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Hughes begins the poem declaring, “I, too sing America. I am the darker brother” (Poets.org) indicating that singing was a part of his voice to bring freedom to African Americans. However, when another skin color visits the plantation, he was dismissed from their presence and was sent to eat in the kitchen. Hughes did not let the racial profiling get the best of him. He says, “But I laugh, eat well, and grow stronger tomorrow” (Poets.org). Recent studies of African American roots have shown that laughter was significant during slavery, it was “a means of appeasing the master by debasing oneself before him and making him think that one was contented” (American Literature). Laughter was a way to keep slave masters from have confrontations with
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