Source and Darker Brother

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I, Too

by Langston Hughes 


I, too, sing America.

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.

Tomorrow,

I'll be at the table

When company comes.


Nobody'll dare

Say to me,

"Eat in the kitchen,"

Then.

Besides,

They'll see how beautiful we are

And be ashamed --

I too, am America

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Name: DATE: Score: /24

DIRECTIONS: Answer the following questions using complete, grammatically correct sentences based on your understanding of the poem. Base your answers on the context of the poem, I hear America Singing, American history, and the English language. Do not copy information from any outside sources. If you use a source to find an answer, you must include the source and write the answer in your own words. If you just paraphrase the source material, use sources inappropriately, or do not include a link to the source, you will not receive any points for the answer. Use this document to complete the assignment. Print a copy and hand it in on Tuesday, May 7th at 1:15 p.m. I do not accept handwritten assignments. (3 points for each question)

I, Too
1. Explain briefly what you think “I, Too” means, and why you think that Langston Hughes used this title. -------------------------------------------------

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I, too, sing America.
2. Why does he use the verb sing in the first line?
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I am the darker brother.

3. Why does he use the word brother in the first line?
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They send me to eat in the kitchen

4. Who does the word they refer to,...
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