Similarities Between I Hear America Singing And I Too

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A theme both poems “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman and “I, Too, Sing America” by Langston Hughes share is equality. The poets both demonstrate equality by having their various characters ignoring their differences and coming together to sing. Whitman combines the many individual Americans together by saying “ I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear” (1), while Langston’s main character says “ I, too, sing America.” (1) even though he is different from the other characters. Langston and Whitman both relay that no matter what occupation or skin color people have they are equal and they sing together with all their different voices to make one beautiful song. The mood and the poets’ outlook in both poems are prideful and appreciative
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