I Too

I Too Langston Hughes
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i too by langston hughes

By Langston Hughes

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.

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

They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.

The poem expresses a sense of resilience and defiance in the face of discrimination. The poem captures the speaker’s determination to assert their place and identity in America, despite being marginalized.  The poem’s concise structure and powerful imagery effectively convey the message of hope and defiance.

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I Too Langston Hughes

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