Langston Hughes I Too Analysis

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Close your eyes for just one mere second, then reopening them just as quickly as you had closed them. In a milli-second many things can occur, and in an entire second thousands of things can take place. This is what was occurring to many African Americans in the nine teen hundreds including poet Langston Hughes. From being captured/taken from their homeland, to harsh back breaking slavery, to freedom, and then civil rights. Focusing on American History, the United States has gone through numerous ups and downs since it was founded by the ‘fathers’. Now to this day and age the population recognizes major historical events and takes maybe a day or two out of the entire year to remember significant events that have taken place, such has Martin …show more content…
A time when African Americans where seen as labored animals with no moral competence, essentially a lack of skill and a lack of basic human qualities. Although African Americans at this time now had their so called freedom, they had that but nothing else, not a single thing to show for it. They were free but in reality trapped, beginning to fight an entirely new battle, the battle to regain human rights and as Langston Hughes puts it “Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes. Nobody’ll dare Say to me, “Eat in the kitchen," Langston Hughes knew the battle had only began for his minority, and it was all uphill from there on out. Some might look at Langston’s poem “I, Too” and relate it to Martin Luther King Junior’s speech I have a dream. As soon as the reader finishes the poem he will automatically make a connection between the two. Although Kings more lengthy, they both began with a statement of how the world is and at the end of the sentence finish with what they want for the future, hence a dream. A dream that is quite similar, although Langston’s is short and to the point, he knows what he deserves for as he states “I, too, am, America” With a simple sentence like that one can take away such power and sadness. For a country founded on freedom, glory, and prosperity, they had seemed to forget the label that those wonderous things excluded those of color, or

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