English 3 Period
February 14, 2012
Langston Hughes I Sing America
Do you like poetry that makes sense? In the Poem “I sing America” by Langston Hughes, the poet uses metaphors, alliterations, and mood to create the theme that tells you to learn from your mistakes.
First of all, the author uses metaphors. “I am the darker brother.” From this quote, you can see that this is a metaphor because he is comparing himself to dark. The author uses this example of metaphor to say that if you are misbehaved, you will be sent away to be away from others.
To begin, one example of mood occurs in stanza 2. “But I laugh, eat well, and grow strong.” This quote illustrates the idea that he is not proud, but he just does what he does. This example of mood relates the theme to the reader because it tells you to grow from your mistakes.
Initially, the author uses alliteration. “Besides, they’ll see how beautiful I am and be ashamed—I, too am America,” says Langston Hughes. This quote says that he uses Th and T multiple times . The author use this example of alliteration to say be proud of what you’ve become by learning your mistakes.
This theme tells you to learn from your mistakes using metaphors, mood and alliteration.