Hughes shows how the situation has kept growing tough for the poor and the honest. It tells people that America might appear to be full of freedom and equality, but it is full of pain and suffering for many people in the country. All these people, who have nothing left but the 'dream that is almost dead today'. For many of America's woes, Hughes blames greed and capitalism. It has changed and the sacred meaning of the great dream has changed.
First, we will describe the two poems. Among these, allusion is a crucial literary element. Let's take a closer look. Mothers have a connotation of being in charge, as they are the guardians of all their children. The country needs to redeem its rivers, lands, mines, and all natural beauty.
I am the man who never got ahead, The poorest worker bartered through the years. The immigrants who had come with big hopes of wealth and opportunity too, have met the same fate. The meaning of the poem is also partly articulated by important symbols. Knopf, 1967 Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz Alfred A. They believed that they would have another chance of creating a better life. Later in the poem, however, Hughes breaks away from the simple quatrain. I am the people, humble, hungry, mean—Hungry yet today despite the dream.
Our country has let down those who have left their own lands and travelled to America in search of better opportunities and more freedom. He is trying to show that the American dream is much better than the place itself; dreams die in our great homeland of the free. I am the red man driven from the land, I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek- And finding only the same old stupid plan Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak. The variation depends on the message. And who are you that draws your veil across the stars? The capitalists just want to own everything and will use every means to attain their dream of endless riches. Because of racial injustices and stereotypes that were rampant during those days, several black artists feared expressing themselves, but Hughes came out as a powerful voice untiringly advocating for the civil right of African Americans. Politics in Verse Langston Hughes knew the meaning of adversity firsthand.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. He wants America to be the America where all the dreamers built it can flourish. He goes on further to add that he is a young man full of hope, who is stuck in the ancient structure where profit making and power through monetary gains is the only thing that matters. As an answer, his narration gets more dramatic in its telling. According to the poet, the reality of America is very different from the dream its foundation was laid upon. The poem thus begins by deploring the loss of the American Dream and the virginal beginnings of the continent, thus mimicking the commonplace view of modern America.
Hughes highlights the voices of various groups of people who feel excluded in the American dream. He says that he and his people have left the dark lands of Ireland, Poland, and England; they were torn away from their land in Africa. With rhetorical questions, the reader is supposed to pause and think. Thank you for the poem, Mr. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free.
Every person has the desire and right to control their own destiny. The resentment towards corporate America is evident in the ninth stanza's first three lines. It never was America to me. The poem questions who ''the free'' really are. O, yes, I say it plain, America never was America to me, And yet I swear this oath-- America will be! Langston Hughes is indeed very powerful. I am the young man, full of strength and hope,Tangled in that ancient endless chain Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land! I am the people, humble, hungry, mean- Beaten yet today-O, Pioneers! A different voice who has not being specified comes in and expresses wonderment over who the actual narrator is, and questions his mumbling.
To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl and to dance Till the white day is done. From mountains to plains every inch of land and all its states need to be freed from crimes and sin and be made America again. Courage can lead to wisdom - there is priceless knowledge to be gained from confronting one's demons. The dramatic element of dialog has also been a device that is used pretty effectively, and its effect can be felt at the time when a different voice jumps in and questions these proclamations. Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death, The abuse and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies, We, the people, must redeem The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers. The poem begins with the narrator declaring that America should be America again.
He sees that it is not only African Americans who are struggling for freedom, but also many other Americans. The speaker steps back momentarily and acknowledges that many dreamers came to America with the hope of carving out an equal piece of wealth and acceptance. Americans should take better care of their health by developing better eating habits, focusing on future health issues, and by not being so lazy. Being an activist himself, Hughes' play of words in the poem puts forth the horrifying truth and upstanding hope with an invoking confidence. Трудно не согласиться с тем, что цифры сами по себе не имеют эмоциональной окраски. Let it be the dream it used to be.