Langston Hughes was not afraid to express his blackness through his writing. A reader can see in Hughes’ essay, The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain,Hughes expresses his dismay on how if a poet does not want to identify as a negro poet, then he is on the pursuit of the racial mountain. He continues on in his essay and talks about many things which relate to race. He is extremely displeased with the way many black poets and writers strive to assimilate into a white America. Knowing that truly deep down, they will never be accepted. Unlike the people he was talking about in his essay, in the poem I, Too, Hughes establishes that the main speaker in the poem is a black man in America. The man has to eat in the back separate from company. The man has become fed up with being a second class citizen in America but more specifically in the house he 's in. He has gained enough confidence to know that the next time company comes over, he will not back down and go eat in the kitchen but instead eat amongst them. The man as well has high confidence. Just because he’s a black man, does not make him any lesser of an American. The Negro Speaks of Rivers may predate his infamous essay but Hughes already knew what he wanted to focus on in his writ...
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...lack. The form used within her poetry was mostly narrative. She used alliteration and stanza to emphasize certain parts. “Memory will lay its hands up your breast and you will understand My hatred” This line shows the metaphorical usage Bennett uses in the poem Hatred to emphasize how strong the hate she has for whomever. Imagery is another tool she uses in her poetry. Fauset’s uses imagery in her poetry to allow the reader to imagine what she is exactly describing. There was usage of metaphor within her poem La Vie C’est La Vie (“And there’s a man whose lightest word can set my chilly blood afire.” The tone with in her poetry seems to be upbeat. Fauset also uses rhyming at the ending of her stanzas as a tool within her poetry. Both poets have similarities with their usage of tone and use of metaphor but are different when it comes to the usage of form and content.
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