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Let America Be America Again By Langston Hughes: Poem Analysis

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American Dreams The American Dream is a well-known topic, but the understandings of the concept are many. America has always been the land of opportunity, the country some people could only dream of. In his poem ‘Let America be America again’ Langston Hughes deals with the topic. In his poem he does not talk about what the American Dream is, more so what the American dream is not. In comparison with Langston Hughes poem, American rapper Kanye West uses a more unorthodox way of expressing of he feels about the American Dream in his song ‘made in America’. As a homosexual, black American born in the early nineties, it is not a wrong observation that life could not have been too easy for Langston Hughes. He states in his poem that, “there’s never been equality for me, nor freedom in this “homeland of the free.”” He by that means, that he has never experienced equality, nor freedom, even…show more content…
But he is in fact not: “I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart, I am the Negro bearing slavery’s scars. I am the red man driven from the land, I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek— And finding only the same old stupid plan.” According to him, it seems like America is far from how everyone thought and dreamt it would be. Kanye west, well-known American rapper and songwriter, sings in his song ‘made in America’ featuring Frank Ocean and Jay-Z about, just like the title, how they made it in America. The American Dream is still thriving. At least for them. They start out their song with the lines: “Sweet King Martin, Sweet Queen Coretta, Sweet, Brother Malcolm, Sweet Queen Betty, Sweet Mother Mary, Sweet Father Joseph.” which they repeat a few times throughout the song. In this, they are talking about African-Americans who made a difference in the fight against inequality against black Americans. They mention Martin Luther King and Malcom X to name a
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