Compare and Contrast "I Hear America Singing" and "I, Too"
This line is a response to Whitman’s first line of I Hear America Sing which reads, “I hear America sing”(Whitman, 1). The next line of Hughes’ piece declares, “I am the darker brother”(Hughes, 2). With this line, Hughes reminds his readers that an observation of America as a whole, will reveal that there is a sense of forgotten culture or ethnicity which is comprised of African Americans. In other words, Hughes grabs his readers’ attention by pointing out that perhaps the