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Langston Hughes

1920s Harlem Renaissance

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What year was Hughes born? 1902
What college in New York did he go to? Columbia University
In the opening line, how does the speaker compare himself to other men? He is the "darker brother"
Who is the "they" to whom the speaker refers? The privileged whites
For what is "I'll be at the table" and "eat in the kitchen" a metaphor for? Being an equal member of society
What is the speaker's attitude in the poem? He is a strong person, but is oppressed. He realizes what and who he is and wants to be treated equally.
What does the speaker believe will bring him to the table? End of segregation
Created by: Kenzii
 

 



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