Friday, January 3, 2003

I, Too Comments

Rating: 4.1
I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen


Langston Hughes
Sanjibsaha Aniketa 24 December 2019
am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong... I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong......... beautiful.
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David Walker 12 September 2019
I absolutelty Love Langston hughes poetry. I've wondered if " I to, am America" was the inspiration for Paul McCartneys Black Bird?
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Raynolds Moseamedi 17 October 2018
Wonderful poem, brilliant.
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Laura 08 October 2018
I remember hearing that poem in 4th grade, it was very impressive on me as a young child and still is today at 62 years old. I believe that is when I first realized and fell in love with this country. Today, I am disappointed.
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Tazzy 02 April 2018
Hughes could sum up complex ideas in simple and short stanzas, and yet hit you with the effect of a punch to the gut. He was always my favorite author of love poems for this reason, but I adore this poem as well, for the same reason. It's sad that things in 2018 haven't progressed as far as he dreamed of, but I love that as a child I could read this work and envision what he was talking about.
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Jacksfilms 14 February 2018
Are Poems Allowed To Be On YGS? Just Asking So I Wont Get Taken Down.
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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 30 November 2017
Those days I've never the last stanza
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The big daddy 21 November 2017
This turns me on sooo much
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Michael Hopkins 02 July 2017
Yes, you too are an American.
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Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek 18 January 2016
Very funny and philosophical poem.
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Charity Nduhiu 25 August 2015
Wonderful poem bringing out how some people get discriminated. Thank you Hughes.
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Melvina Germain 27 June 2015
Well I most certainly agree with the word awesome used to describe my brother poet.....
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Lisbon Tawanda 13 May 2015
this guy was (is) just awesome!
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Sally Plumb Plumb 03 May 2015
Wonderful poem.
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Toni Poller 25 January 2015
I am so going to share this with my class
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Toni Poller 25 January 2015
This poem is a great way to describe how colored people were treated back in the days
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cynthia smith 18 January 2015
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Nicholas Tantillo 02 December 2014
This poem satisfies my deep sexual urges. I looooooooovvvvvve my boy langston! ! !
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Elias Mora 21 February 2018
kinda creepy
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Filippo Meozzi 11 October 2018
That's dank bro
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Filippo Meozzi 11 October 2018
That is hard core homie boi
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Creech Magoo 11 October 2018
you are tickling my slipperiest of pickles
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Primrose Tee 02 July 2014
I too will eat in the kitchen..lovely
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Takiyah Woods 16 July 2013
I love this poem! ! I read this back in middle school and I have always loved it! What a brilliant and talented man! ! ! !
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