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Gervais 1 Hannah GervaisAbrahamsonEnglish 131 2September 19 2019I, Tooby: Langston Hughes FinalThe poem, I, Too, by Langston Hughesstarts out by saying “I, too, sing America.” (Line 1), The speaker is saying that he believes in the ideal America. He believes in a free America, a brave America, an inclusive America, an America where everyone is welcome and everyone is created equal. The speaker believes in this ideal America so strongly that he praises it.The speaker addresses himself as the darker brother. He says “They send me to eat in the kitchen when company comes,” (Line 3-4), this means that because he is the darker brother, the people in America, an America where everyone is welcome and everyone is created equal, are saying that he can sit at the table with them until someone more important comes along. When someone more important comes along, the darker brother is told to go to the kitchen. When the darker brother is told to go eat in the kitchen he says “But I laugh, and eat well,and grow strong.” (Line 5-7), the darker brother witnesses what is happening and decides to do