Comparing Poems Let America be America and Theme for English B

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Despite what the sonnets entails, all lyrics demonstrate an articulation. At the point when the poet starts his mental adventure using a pen and paper, is the place all sentiments remain conveyed. A case in point is in two poems composed by a prominent poet famously known as Langston Hughes. An outstanding writer that still receives acknowledgement in the present day for poems such as "Theme for English B" along with "Let American be American Again. Apparently, the two sonnets "Theme for English B" and "Let American be American Again" offer some comparable thematic components. Primarily, this lyric is an effective expression of the way in which Hughes perceives that America, which should be a place where there is a dream, impartiality and open chances for all, regardless of what ethnicity, religion or belief, has turned into a place where in actuality that thought does not exist any longer (Hokanson 64).

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Rather, it remains a place in which prejudice, eagerness, realism, and segregation govern, rather than right set of circumstances and affection. Furthermore, the writer composes the verse not just from the viewpoint of a black man victimized, yet in addition from each type of down-trodden along with mishandled individual in America: the "red man", "outsider", "rancher", "laborer", "poorest", all who are "battered," "driven" and "pushed" out of their ambitions and privileges (Hughes 15-28). The narrator continues to contend that it stays absolutely this kind of individual who initially "visualized our central dream" of what America could and is supposed to be; it remains definite that this sort of individual stood as the "discoverer" of America (Hughes 15-28). The writer comes full circle hopefully with a revitalizing cry, a suggestion to take measures, proclaiming every one of these individuals to "recover the land and establish America once more.

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The narrator declares that, "The brave remain powerful," alongside commending on the fantasists that "imagined a very solid, bold, and authentic vision" (Hughes 15-28). In addition, the exiles hailing from England, Poland, Ireland together with significantly more along these lines such as the African bondservants, conferred to America since they lacked an alternative. In any case, still in the wake of building the establishment encompassing a "country of the free," its wealth stay beyond their control (Hokanson 64). Ideally, the thematic background in this verse embodies the inner conflict as well as estrangement, which numerous African Americans experienced amid the pre-Civil Rights time, yet in addition urges people to stand out and recover their property in light of the fact that they merit it as much as the individuals in control.

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Conclusion In summary, the two poems by Langston Hughes induce a similar subject of the American Dream. Kutzinski, Vera M.  The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas. Cornell University Press, 2017: 34-55.

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