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Analysis and comments on I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes

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Comment 53 of 173, added on January 29th, 2008 at 9:16 PM.

the poem has a deeper meaning than what it seems. I really liked it and had
to do a presentation about it.

jayjay from United States
Comment 52 of 173, added on December 6th, 2007 at 4:12 PM.

Liked it alot foreal

Kevin Harrison from United States
Comment 51 of 173, added on June 5th, 2007 at 2:26 PM.

I seemed to fall into asleep just because of learning boring poems and
then suddenly feel excied when i heard my teacher to explain "i,too".How
beautiful the poem is!


nancy_nguyen83 from Vietnam
Comment 50 of 173, added on December 13th, 2006 at 7:13 PM.

This is definately one of my all time favorite Langston Hughes. The
statment he is making on a person's desire and right to be treated equally
inspires me every time I read the poem.

Riley from United States
Comment 49 of 173, added on December 12th, 2006 at 8:06 PM.

i think that this poem definently show how langson was tired and wanted
everyone to rise up and be treated like a regular person

Robby from United States
Comment 48 of 173, added on December 12th, 2006 at 7:43 AM.

I love Edgar Allen Poe!

Kinsey B. from United States
Comment 47 of 173, added on July 26th, 2006 at 12:04 PM.

We had to study it at low middle school in Italy. We fell in love with it
from line 1. My sister and I still quote it often to the children in our
family. And, adapted, it has become our feminist statement.
I believe it is the most beautiful poem ever written.

Mariolina from United Kingdom
Comment 46 of 173, added on June 9th, 2006 at 6:31 AM.

I think that Langhston Hughes is a very good writer. He is not ashamed to
say that his black skin is beutiful!!!

Learn how to spell "beautiful".

Florina from Romania
Comment 45 of 173, added on May 29th, 2006 at 2:35 PM.

As others have pointed out, this poem works on so many different levels.
The fact that Hughes himself was an African American, and the line "I am
the darker brother," certainly suggests that it is about being an African
American -- but it could also be about being a Latino, a homosexual or even
a Goth (think about how Goths were demonized after the Columbine incident)!
It's really about exclusion in a country that claims to be "e pluribus
unum" -- "one out of many."

David from United States
Comment 44 of 173, added on April 24th, 2006 at 11:11 PM.

This is part of my research paper on uplifting poets of the Harlem
Renaissance:
This theme of beauty is also exemplified in Langston Hughes’ poem “I, Too.”
Hoping for a future of racial equality, Hughes proclaims “Tomorrow […]
/they’ll see how beautiful I am/ […] I too, am American.” The sestet, lines
two through seven, he begins with “I am the darker brother.” The word
“brother” signifies one half of an equal partnership; the other is the
white man or lighter brother. This relation immediately establishes Hughes’
quest for equality, and white society’s ignorance to the equivalence. By
identifying the beauty of his African American culture, Hughes creates
reason for white acceptance and asks for racial impartiality.

Taylor from United States

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Poet: Langston Hughes
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