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was able to convince his father to pay for Langston to be able to attend the Columbia University in New York. Hughes spoke for the African American that lived in Harlem, and that struggled the
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Torres 2 way he did. The people that he saw, and the people that asked him for help. He was able to draw people into the literature that he along with other writers were creating. His poems give the sense of importance without pushing in upon you, same thing goes for the work of McKay. In the poem “If We Must Die” and “I, Too” there are similarities when it comes literary devices and the audience they are aiming at. Both of these poems are aimed for those people that have been discriminated. Those who have been looked down at, those that just don’t seem to fit in with the rest. When McKay wrote the poem “If We Die” he was working as one of the dining car waiters for the Pennsylvania Railroads. (Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance) He could tell that tension was starting to build up, and he decided to read the poem to is fellow co-workers. He was able to keep them calm. This poem is so relevant today because discrimination is starting to come alive again. This is a reminder that “if we must die, let it not be like hogs”, meaning that everyone deserves a noble death. Dying in a bed, dying form age, not dying like an animal being hunted down until finally that last squeal is let out. Now in “I, Too” by Hughes, the poem is talking about how one day he will not be discriminated. He will not be told to eat in the back because of the color of his skin, he keeps a
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