Summary Of Let America Be America Again By Langston Hughes

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“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.” In the poem “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes, the reader here’s from two different speakers, and how they both seperately want America to change. One of the speakers wants America to go back to what it was before, while the other responds in small comments, building up to say the quote you read at the beginning. In the poem “Let America Be America Again” the author has two separate speakers with contradicting thoughts, the author relates to problems that were happening in the real world, and how the author’s rhyme scheme is a vital component to how this poem reads. In the poem “Let America Be…show more content…
The first speaker then says that equality is in the air we breathe, being a metaphor for that equality is everywhere in America. After this, the second speaker responds in a harsh manner, stating that he has never had equality and mocks the phrase “homeland of the free.” Next, the first speaker finally addresses the other voice, asking him,“Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark? And who are you that draws your veil across the stars?” As a result, the second speaker responds with a forceful tone saying that they are the poor white, the slave who is scarred, the native american who had their land taken, and the immigrant who only has hope. This is a very influential part of this poem for this is when the second voice takes over for the most part. After, the second voice then goes to say that
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