I Hear America Singing Analysis

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The imagery of both poems highlights the identity of what an American is. The author of this poem “Langston Hughes” was a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of 1920’s, and during this time was when he made the “I, Too, Sing America,”poem. The original title of the poem was called “Epilogue” when it appeared in “The Weary Blues”, the 1926 volume of Langston Hughes. The author of the poem “I Hear America Singing”, Walt Whitman is considered the father of free verse, although he was not the one who invented that type of prose. In the poem “I too” there was no violence mentioned but the “darker brother” referred to was a “servant” or “slave” who they sent to eat in the kitchen. It is a known fact that slaves worked hard in their master’s fields and homes. They were also disciplined harshly for disobedience and rebellion.“When company comes, but I laugh, and eat well” In spite of the harsh treatment…show more content…
Everyone in the poem from the mechanics, the masons, the boatmen, the shoemakers and workers of both genders. These Americans at work are “singing” what belongs to him or her and to none else, the songs are coming from them, things or some things they own. Also, the poem is much happier than the “I too” poem because it is not talking about racism, and is generally talking about their nation and about America as a whole. At night time the singing becomes more of a group activity as it unites a group of contrasting Americans saying that they know how to sing a strong melodious song. Following after is “The List”, as a majority of the lines start with a sort of worker, the shoemaker, and the woodcutter. In this list, the speaker portrays their work, and their tunes exclusively. Despite that, the list unites them all together in a steady shape. The list is a formation that acknowledges the distinctiveness and totality of whatever it's
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