Historical Perspective: America

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1. "I, Too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes

1.1. Tone

1.1.1. Serious

1.1.1.1. An example of this is, "I, too, sing America / I am the darker brother" (Hughes 1-2)

1.2. Mood

1.2.1. Upset

1.2.1.1. For example, "They’ll see how beautiful I am / And be ashamed" (Hughes 16-17).

1.3. Who is considered a part of this America?

1.3.1. The unprivileged people.

1.3.1.1. For example, "They send me to eat in the kitchen / When company comes" (Hughes 3-4).

2. "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman

2.1. Tone

2.1.1. Happiness

2.1.1.1. For example, "The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly," (Whitman, 10)

2.2. Mood

2.2.1. Inspired

2.2.1.1. For example, "The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly," (Whitman, 10)

2.3. Who is considered part of this America?

2.3.1. People who are privileged.

2.3.1.1. For example, "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else...," (Whitman, 1-9)

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4. Throughout the piece "I Hear America Singing", and "I Too Sing America", there are many similarities and differences. One similarity would be of how they both display about how America was related towards the two poems. However, there are many different points of view and different stories to it. For example, in "I Hear America Singing", it shows lots of joy and happiness in the poem, making the reader inspired by what the text says. It explains how people's stories are like and how they have good opportunities in America. In "I Too Hear America," it doesn't show as much joy and happiness. Instead, it shows lots of serious details and makes the mood sad, from here making the reader sad. It explains how some people wouldn't have all the oppertunity for being in America, and don't always get what they need or what.