Langston Hughes: Poems

Because “I, Too, Sing America” is written in free verse, Hughes is able to vary his structure to suit his purpose. Which of the following BEST describes how Hughes uses structure to reinforce his theme in this section of the poem?


I'll be at the Table

When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"

A. Rhyme

B. Set Meter

C. Line Length

D. Alliteration

Part B

Which line (or lines) in the section supports your answer to the other question?

A. Eat in the kitchen

B. Tomorrow, / Then

C. When company comes.

D. Nobody'll dare / Say to me

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1) D. Alliteration

2) C. When company comes.


I, Too, Sing America