Title (literal):The title is talking about how the author sings America which can be referred to as the national anthem. Title (figurative): The title refers to singing a national song as well because the speaker and his race will be embraced because they too are Americans.
People need to realize how amazing I am.
Stanza 2: I am African American. They tell me to eat in the kitchen when people arrive, but I don’t want to listen and I still eat, while growing. Stanza 3: Tomorrow, I will eat at the table when people come over, and no one will tell me to eat in the kitchen. Stanza 4: The people will see how good hearted I am and will feel ashamed for what they have done.
Look how beautiful that black man is.
We should be ashamed for sending him into the kitchen for dinner.
Metaphor: The last line is explaining that African Americans are also part of America. Imagery: Line 16 is an example of imagery because it uses the sense of light.
I, Too Sing America
The author has a confident tone because he believes that there is a bright future for his race. According to the text, “But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong.” He knows that right now people will mock him, but in the future, they will respect him.
The shifts occur at the lines, “Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table.” This is where he uses the keyword tomorrow and starts a new stanza. The author shifts his tone to show that even though circumstances are bad now, the future will be bright, which is essentially what his poem is about.
Desegregation/Racial Discrimination: In “I, Too Sing America”, the author conveys that America is a free country and that colored people should receive equal rights.