The economic crisis for many Americans has become an extremely difficult test. Hughes goes on to say that it is, in fact, immigrants who had originally dreamt the Dream. The millions who have nothing for our pay? And the author is convinced — this will has already begun to accumulate in order to transform the world. Through the tone therefore, the writer sets up the mood of the poem and conveys his attitude towards the American Dream and its failings. She would scare us into believing that security and our civil liberties cannot coexist.
I am the young man, full of strength and hope, Tangled in that ancient endless chain Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land! Many of them have been fooled of their opportunities and pushed apart. Are egoism and greed really the same manifestations of the free man that the first settlers dreamed of? Yet, all he finds is the same old approach of 'dog eat dog' and of the 'mighty crushing the weak'. As an answer, his narration gets more dramatic in its telling. Though it consists of and talks about the suffering lower class in general, it does put forth a raw picture of the African-American society at the time very prominently, and since has been considered an important and influential piece in American literature. I am the red man driven from the land, I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek— And finding only the same old stupid plan Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak. Hughes's first book of poetry, , Knopf, 1926 was published by Alfred A. The millions shot down when we strike? Not all the whites are rich in America.
I 've got to give it to his marketing team, its catchy. The final part of the poem reveals the passion of the author through the now determined and direct tone employed. He insists on letting America being the way it was originally intended of being. The poem has been narrated in first person, with a dialog form breaking in the middle. A short summary with a brief analysis of the poem has being presented in the following paragraphs. The literary device used in the telling of the poem is pretty much a proclamation to the reader; almost as if trying to awaken the reader. Hughes' poem is a voice for anyone who has suffered an injustice or been treated unfairly in some way.
He notes that it has deviated from what it was meant to be to become an ugly and repulsive state where greed and lies reign. Back when people could make a decision based on facts and beliefs instead of making decisions based on what someone on T. Instead of being a dream America has become a horror and its wounds are giving a pungent odor. As difficult as these questions may seem, I believe that we must protect all human lives at any stage of development whether it be puberty or the first trimester. It rings true with me too. Apart from it, slavery, the lost meaning of liberty and false notions of patriotism are also important themes making the poem. This place represents hope, understanding, and freedom; people from all over the world want to come to this magical place.
During this time, he held odd jobs such as assistant cook, launderer, and busboy. The poem questions who ''the free'' really are. This poem is not representing the point of view of one particular group. He believes that the so called hope and dreams are exclusively for white supremacy. For ten decades after the Emancipation Proclamation, African-Americans in Southern states still live a rigid unequal world of deprive right of citizenship, segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence.
I am the Negro, servant to you all. O, let my land be a land where Liberty Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, But opportunity is real, and life is free, Equality is in the air we breathe. One of these is the proud American flag, with its starred pattern symbolizing the constitution established by the first seven states on the continent. It never was America to me. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free.
Hughes also remarks in his poem how businesses are in a run to satisfy every need and make more and more money. During the twenties when most American poets were turning inward, writing obscure and esoteric poetry to an ever decreasing audience of readers, Hughes was turning outward, using language and themes, attitudes and ideas familiar to anyone who had the ability simply to read. Yet, with determination he speaks that America will become America again. The rhythm thus changes from the first part of the poem, where it is curt and discontinuous, to the last part where it becomes alert and fast paced. The poem begins with Hughes' appeal of letting America be the America it once was.
From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,We must take back our land again,America! This version of America is a land where love prevails. To my complete satisfaction, my experience taught me the existence of these facts. I am the worker sold to the machine. O, let America be America again-- The land that never has been yet-- And yet must be--the land where every man is free. The poem touches various issues and events that were prominent at the time. The millions on relief today? The most powerful and hopeful proclamation comes towards the end of the poem, where the narrator cries to all sufferers and asks them to rise up against the current circumstances, and strive to build the America of their dreams. After sweating, bleeding, keeping the faith, and enduring such pain, it is up to these disenfranchised dreamers to reclaim their America.
Or are our eating habits something that we have lost control of. I am the young man, full of strength and hope,Tangled in that ancient endless chainOf profit, power, gain, of grab the land! Money is at the center of what America has become. America says it stands for freedom, yet everyone has not always been free to do as they wish. Not by foreign powers as much as our own people. In town hall meetings across America, brawls have broken out during speeches given in an attempt to promote government run healthcare.