Claude McKay: Poems

The White House

Explain lines 11 & 12. What is the author saying?

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And find in it the superhuman power
To hold me to the letter of your law!

These two lines speak to the lack of freedom and equality offered to African Americans. McKay is directly addressing the power held by those making the laws, as opposed to those who must live out their lives seemingly indebted to the powerful.


The White House