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  • Before reading, it seemed like he was singing the national anthem, but he is truly being an American Citizen even though citizens treat him badly as if he wasn't
  • Attitude
  • He is also signing his rights, as a black man others do not accept him, but he is gaining strength until he is able to prove himself to others and overcome the racism he is shown
  • Shift
  • Metaphor "I, too, sing America" and "Eat in the kitchen" is repeated, and multiple words are neutral and positive depending on what he is talking about.
  • Theme
  • He sounds like an outsider looking in but his speech is not rude to the others, and he is hopeful and positive about himself
  • The narrator, goes from being sad about not being able to be with the other citizens, but he becomes hopeful and says that soon he will show them that he is just as amazing and they should be ashamed
  • Segregation: Hughes is showing how he will overcome their racism and how he reacts to that Hope and courage: Hughes makes the character strong and determined to show his worth to the white men of his community
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