this poem symbolizes wanting freedom. The speaker wants negro americans and white americans to just be friends and not worry about skin color. “I am the darker brother.”
the speaker of this poem is the average negro american who wants freedom. He says " I sing too america" to show that he is equal just different skin colors.
the motif of this poem is kind of desperate or hopeless. All he wants is to be equal and free and have multitudinous opportunities. He feels as if he will never be equal but he keeps trying to be free. “They send me to eat in the kitchen.”