ENC 1102- Poetry Analysis Response- “I, Too” by Langston Hughes

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Roundtree 1Antionette RoundtreeProf. NusspickelENC 1102October 4th, 2018Poetry Analysis Response: “I, Too” by Langston HughesBorn February 1st, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri as (James Mercer) Langston Hughes became widely known for vivid depictions of life for Blacks in America and of his personal experience. His writings vary from short stories, plays, novels, and poems that told stories of the actual culture of everything Black America. His work played an important role in shaping the artistic input of the Harlem Renaissance. Out of the many poems that were read and discussed in class, the most significant to me is “I, Too” by Langston Hughes. This poem was written during the early 20th century, and is a metaphor for Civil Right and Racism, which were two of many issuesbeing experienced by Black Americans during the time period in America.“I, Too” is a poem with 5 stanzas that uses dramatic imagery to disguise the literal meaning of the poem which is actually a metaphor for Racism and Civil Rights. Hughes’s “I,

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