Poem Analysis Of I, Too By Langston Hughes

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I, Too is a famous poem written by Langston Hughes. Throughout the poem, the speaker doesn’t reveal his profession. There was a reason why Langston Hughes left out the speaker’s career, and only mentioned his color. I believe Langston did an excellent job with this but, and inspired his readers to look to the future where segregation is no longer an issue. Writing from the common black man’s perspective affected the white and black communities equally. By not assigning a profession to the black character, Langston Hughes is able to relate the issues of segregation to all classes and positions in society, and the aspect of the black community. The speaker in the poem claims that he too “sings America.” This means that he also has a great love and a deep respect for his country. He goes on to say he is “the darker brother” and gives examples of how he’s different from the white race. For example, he makes reference to the fact that he is sent to the kitchen and disregarded when company comes over to the house. Towards the end of poem, the author envisions a future where no one would dare call him unequal. He claims that he too is part of America, a country that is supposed to be about freedom and equality. At the end of the poem he lets the reader know that “I, too, am America.” Knowing about Langston Hughes background helps…show more content…
It is a very short and simple poem, but does not detract from the powerful message of the work. OWhen reading this poem for the first time you understand the meaning immediately:, segregation. However, as you begin to learn the backstory ofand what how this poem came to be, you start to understand that there’s more to it. The only description of the speaker that is known is that he is a black man. He is always sent to the kitchen when company is over which makes the speaker feel less than the dominant society. There is never a mention of the characters occupation which lets the readers
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