I too sing America

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Poetry Analysis of the poem "I, Too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes.

The speaker in the poem, "I, Too, Sing America" is undoubtedly concerned about the attitude of white people towards black people. "I am the darker brother"; the speaker considers himself the same as the white people and believes that he should be equal to them by considering himself their brother. "But I laugh" is a sign that shows that he is confident that this equality with white people will come one day. This is a vivid representation of his thoughts for the future. Simply put, the speaker believes with determination and hope that one day all black Americans will be equal with Caucasians in rights and social statues.

Pursuing this further, the speaker acknowledges the fact that one day no one will ever say "Eat in the kitchen". All black Americans will be more powerful and that is what gives him power to continue and "grow up in the kitchen."

White people will understand that they are the same and will "be ashamed" of what they did in the past by censoring the rights of blacks. Furthermore, blacks will never be discriminated again on racial differences.

In final consideration, the speaker puts it clear that one day, white Americans would acknowledge the equality between them and put aside the racial differences. Black people were to become more powerful and socially equal by growing in a disparate status. In conclusion, the speaker is surely prospecting and anticipating the fact that no racial differences would be used against them in a near future and no one would ever neglect them again. There is still hope in the world; hope that one day, blacks "will, too, sing, America."