Response To Walt Whitman's I Hear America Singing

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This poem appears to be in response to Walt Whitman’s poem “I Hear America Singing”. It is evident that the speaker is talking about the African-American population throughout this poem. “They send me to eat in the kitchen/When company comes . . .” (I, Too. Langston, Hughes. 3-4). Here, the speaker is talking about the segregation of the blacks and the whites. Although the speaker has to eat in the kitchen, it does not stop him from having a good time, eating well, and growing strong. There is a day soon approaching, the speaker believes, that he will no longer have to eat in the kitchen. He will be present at the table next time company comes and he will eat and be marry with them. In the last lines, the speaker says that when segregation
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