Compare And Contrast How It Feels To Be Colored Me By Langston Hughes

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From slavery to the Harlem Renaissance, a revolutionary change in the African American community, lead by poets, musicians and artists of all style. People where expressing their feeling by writing the poem, playing on instruments and many more. According to the poem “ I, Too” by Langston Hughes and article “How it feels to be Colored Me” by Zora Neale Hurtson, the poem and article connects to each other. The poem is about how a African Man, who sits in the dinning café and says that, one day nobody would be able to ask him to move anywhere, and the in the article written by Zora Neale Hurtson, she describes how her life was different from others, she was not afraid of going anywhere. They both have very similar thoughts,…show more content…
It is true that old days were really hard to live in, especially if the person was dark skin. This poet’s main idea of this poem “ I, too” was that, he wanted to let people know what he, and most of the African American people were going through. He wanted to let people know that color should not define your personality, and people should accept the fact that people with dark skin were humans just like others. People should have accept them and treat them equally and respectfully. Also one of the things I liked in the poem was that, he was using word sing as a expression of a word of talk, he was not really singing but he was saying it…show more content…
In the lines “they liked to hear me “speak pieces” and sing to see me dance the paraseme-la, and give me generously of their small silver for doing things,” (22-25). In these lines the author describes how she was entertaining tourist, which she was dancing for them and showing her affection about the art such as dance and music. She was not asking tourist for the money, her main goal was to show people that dancing was one of the best way to show the talent and it was a very important for her to show others how awesome was the

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