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Poem analysis worksheet (for submission) I, Too by Langston Hughes I Look at the World by Langston Hughes What can you learn from the title of the poem? The poem will discuss that he an equal in this society and that is voice counts. His being plays a vital role in his country This poem will talk about his personal experiences and his views on the worldly affairs Identify and explain poetic devices in the poem. This poem uses alliteration, using the “e” sound and “o” sound. Examples are listed below: “They send me to the kitchen” “And grow strong” “When company comes” This poem uses two devices repetition and rhyme. Repetition: “I look, I look, I look” Rhyme: Face-space, see-me, know-go, mind- find. How are the words arranged? What is the effect on the reader? The words are free versed, there is no pattern or structure. It allows the reader to appreciate his words and emotions. The words are free versed, there is no pattern or structure. It helps you understand his perspective, his speech is about freedom. Identify word clusters to help you determine the theme or main idea of your poem. The main theme in this poem is racial discrimination. This is evident in the following two lines: “the dark Brother” – the poem is written by a man of color “Eat in the kitchen when company calls” – this line implies that he’s a servant and must be fed food in a separate area because he’s not worthy to sit with everyone else because of the color of his skin.

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