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Coriell1Cameron CoriellProfessor GrantHumanities 2002-A16 February, 2018“I, Too” by Langston Hughes“I, Too”, by Langston Hughes is a poem about an African American man who also “sing[s] America” or in other words, who has rights of any other American, even though there are obstacles in the way. He lives in a white house hold, and every time the family has guests come over, this black man is forced to eat his food in the kitchen. Instead of this man just sitting hopeless and afraid in the kitchen, thinking there will be no chance to ever eat with the family, Langston states that the man’s mindset is “But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong.”. Since the man does not let this obstacle hold him down, Hughes says “Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes.”. Since he has grown stronger, the family that he lives with will no longer tell him to go eat in the kitchen, whether it is because they are scared of his power, or

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