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Walls of Oppression
"I look then at the silly walls/Through dark eyes in a dark face" gives readers imagery of a Negro facing segregation because of their dark eyes and dark-skinned face.
"That all these walls oppression builds/Will have to go." is symbolism for cruelty and injustice needing to disappear. Walls is symbolism for segregation.
The speaker of the poem is a Negro wanting oppression to come to an end. The speaker knows that Negros have a chance at ending racial discrimination. He ‘nows that he can change the world into the world he sees in his mind, a world without racial injustice. The poem states "That all these walls of oppression builds/Will have to go/And I see that my own hands can make/The world that's in my mind
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