I, Too, Sing America

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I, Too, Sing America

Ryan Adams

In the poem "I, Too, Sing America," Langston Hughes deals with issues surrounding racial
discrimination. Hughes conveys to the reader that you are beautiful no matter what race
you are and people don't always look to see this. The narrator is a slave and he is forced
to eat in the kitchen. When he gets bigger and grows stronger, the slave owners start to
notice how he has turned into such a magnificent person.

Hughes emphasizes on beautiful and strong the narrator is. He shows how bad discrimination
is at the time by showing how ashamed the slave masters were when they came to realize how
the narrator has developed. Hughes also shows heavy confidence in the narrator that he
will surprise his "masters."

Self-confidence is a large part of this poem. The narrator is brave to stand up to his
owners and confident that they will see his beauty and realize that he is the same as they
are, American. It doesn't matter who you are, what race you are, what you like to do, you,
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