I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–

I, too, am America.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Langston Hughes's poem I, Too, Sing America

66 Comments

  1. MWAMBANDE FRANCIS says:

    Thepoem is so good indeed and understandable easly language is simple and complex

  2. Nsolelo leonard says:

    like all hughes poem this too talk about right of black people in America.In the first line of first stanza hughes start by i too,sing America to show that despite of his black color he sang the nation anthem which bind all american.

  3. mapunda timoth says:

    the poem I,Too by langston hughes is about equal right in america between blacks and whites if you concentrates the meaning of the text itself (objective critics)

  4. AMONISYE MLELWA says:

    Basically this poem was written at aright time since the American Blacks were critically humiliated, mistreated,tortured and abandoned by the white`s government under Jim Crows Law.The poet Langston Hughes addresses the issue of freedom to be an instant possession, that means you cannot say somebody to wait for his or her right while he or she is getting terrible pains. e.g in stanza three verse two “let things take their course“is the result of the disturbances and harsh actions done by white`s government towards the Blacks to the extent that some of the Blacks have lost their hope things to be equal rights manner. AMONISYE MLELWA from TANZANIA

  5. Jael Martinez says:

    This poem stands out. In it I see the progression of blacks-from isolation, to the small upgrades, and then finally freedom, and being treated like a normal person.

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