Most Influential Powers
America is known to be one of the most influential powers in the world. Due to its high rate of success among individuals, other countries such as Canada, France, and Great Britain follows its footsteps to provide the same freedoms that the United States (America) does. However, the justice that America provides in modern times was formally established until 1970, thus meaning that the relative judicial system among American individuals, before the 1970, heavily involved a stance of racism between white and black Americans. Before the twentieth-century, the lifestyle for the average African-American indulged in a much more oppressive manner onto themselves in belief of their current judicial system.End Match”I Hear America Singing”Begin Match to source 1 in source list: Submitted to Douglas High School on 2019-04-26by Walt Whitman andEnd Match”I, too”Begin Match to source 1 in source list: Submitted to Douglas High School on 2019-04-26by Langton Hughes are poems that represent the appreciation of America in points of views from the white citizens who are represented by Walt Whitman’s poem, the black citizens who are represented by Langston Hughes’ poem, and their different tones that provide insight to a deeper connection that the two races portray.End Match”I Hear America Singing”, Begin Match to source 1 in source list: Submitted to Douglas High School on 2019-04-26by Walt Whitman, depicts the divine appreciation for the America in which the white race of people live in.
By being divine, in this context, it is a form of allegory that portrays the white individuals of America as a civilized society, with justice serving their roots. Repetition in the phrase of lines three up to line eight provide a deep meaning and focus to the sort of individuals who have priority. By stating,End Match”The carpenter…The mason…The boatman… The shoemaker…The woodcutter’s song…and The delicious singing of the mother…”Begin Match to source 1 in source list: Submitted to Douglas High School on 2019-04-26in Walt Whitman’sEnd Match”I Hear America Singing”, Begin Match to source 1 in source list: Submitted to Douglas High School on 2019-04-26there is a clear tonal structure in which this poem expresses the multiple opportunities of every individual. It expresses the multiple freedoms the American individual can do. In its own context, singing is a major key-point in being heard. To our own thought, having a voice will grant the individual freedom of a variety of human rights.
Through the analytical point of view, Walt Whitman’s poem is structured in one complete stanza of eleven lines which shows connection, and embarks an emotion of calmness to the readerEnd Match”I, too”, Begin Match to source 1 in source list: Submitted to Douglas High School on 2019-04-26by Langston Hughes, depicts a divine appreciation for the America in which any citizen can create their own opportunities, however it questions the authority America imposes in its African-American citizens. It’s first line immediately presents us that the main character of Hughes’ poem is an African-American,End Match”I am the darker brother”. Begin Match to source 1 in source list: Submitted to Douglas High School on 2019-04-26By stating that he is the darker brother, it means to show that the African-American must be considered to having the same basic human rights as the average white American. During the eighteenth-century, Africans were imported from their original nation to serve as property in fields or business which needed human labor. After the Civil War in the United States, African slaves were now free and could now become official United State citizens. However, the negative mindset that previous southern Americans created on black Americans soon became one of the country’s most famed cult, the KKK. This cult of white members would trample through black neighbor-hoods to create terror, violence, and even kill innocent black men. This created an image on black communities that they should be subordinate to the white race.
nd Match” They send me to the kitchen when company arrives”, Begin Match to source 1 in source list: Submitted to Douglas High School on 2019-04-26lines two and three inEnd Match”I, too”Begin Match to source 1 in source list: Submitted to Douglas High School on 2019-04-26clearly state how the white race shun a black individual in their house-hold upon the arrival of visits. It creates a view point that an African-American cannot uphold the same system a white American can hold. The structure of this poem is broken into five stanzas. These five stanzas vary the amount of text they contain which creates a form of isolation. In comparison, metaphorical language is used in this poem to create a texture which keeps the audience entailed to the passage. Singing is a majorEnd Match figurative word that both passages are based upon. In Walt Whitman’s poem, the characters in its story revolve around the idea of singing while on their job, daily business, or doing a daily chore. In Langston Hughes’ poem, the character sings as well, however he is shunned and forced to relocate himself within the house.
In equal, both poems use their stanza structure to create emotion upon the reader’s eye. By doing so, the poems gain focus, create mellow-dramatic scenes, and create an imaginary context. “I Hear America Singing” uses a structure of one stanza that is encased in its own paragraph to provide a feeling of mutuality and progression. Meanwhile, in ‘I, too”, uses a structure of multiple stanzas with a different variation of lines in each one to provide a feeling of isolation and limitation. To conclude, “I Hear America Singing” and “I,too” are very contrasting works of literature, yet they encase a certain comparison between their authors’ method of writing.
Walt Whitman generates his point of view through the eyes of the white society in America. Being able to move freely, this general society of white Americans Langston Hughes explains his point of view through the eyes of the black American. Living under oppression, the black individual sings to America to be heard. The basic structure dissolves the poems true intentions to influence the emotion value of the reader’s view point toward these two poems.