I, Too, Sing, America

I, Too, Sing, America
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  • Title
  • Paraphrase
  • Connotation
  • "I, Too, Sing America" - We're all equal under one nation. - Freedom, liberty, equality - Inspiring, inclusive, courageous - Patriotism
  • Attitude
  • 1. Restates the title 2. Author is treated 'differently' 3. States that justice and equality will happen soon. 4. States that people will be ashamed of treating him unfairly. 5. Variation of 1st stanza.
  • Shift
  • - "I, too, sing America" - "I, too, am America"   - Metaphor for equality - "They'll send me to eat in the kitchen" - Metaphor for segregation.
  • Theme
  • - Passionate - Informing / encouraging - Inspirational
  • - Stanza 2 shifts into the future where everyone will be equal. - Informative; shifts to striving and passionate.
  • The segregation of that time and how Hughes knew it would ultimately end.
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