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Surname: 1Name:Instructor:Course:Date:I, TooThe persona of the poem asserts that he too sings America. The speaker is the “darker brother” that perhaps explains that he is a black American who wants to be treated with the same dignity as the whites. Whenever guests visit, he is sent to eat in the kitchen, an act of indignity that he only laughs off. Perhaps these acts only make him bigger and stronger. The next day (perhaps in future) he will be at the table together with the guests and nobody will have the courage to tell him to eat in the kitchen. Because then they will see his beauty and be embarrassed because he too is an American (Hughes p41).Hughes wrote this poem from the viewpoint of an African American, either as a slave, a domestic servant, or a free man. The experiences the persona goes through reflect the universal experiences that most African Americans during that time underwent and the hope they had that

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