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I, Too, Sing America

I, Too, Sing America

by Langston Hughes

Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References:

  • Walt Whitman, "I Hear America Singing" – The reference here is in the title of Hughes's poem. It's a response: "I, too, sing America."

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