A Comparison Of Walt Whitman And Langston Hughes

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America has been home to many ever since the colonization of the British, but we all know that there were people here way before anyone else was and it’s important to recognize just that, this country is a melting pot of nationalities, beliefs, ideas, and religions, a broad spectrum of freedoms. However, the country that we love didn’t always use to be this way, where everyone was free, because we believed that it was a good thing to have slaves that worked for us and did all the work that we couldn’t do, but there was some practicality to this since plantations required vast numbers to keep them going. Even after slavery was gone after the end of the Civil War, there was still racist bias and discrimination towards a race that we didn’t think deserved to have the same rights as we did, it took a while, but soon this race gained the rights that they needed and deserved after protesting and the occasional violent outcries. This paper is centered in a time where African Americans were largely discriminated against and there was an abundance of racism spreading through a country that believed largely in freedom, which is why the Revolutionary War was fought. The main focus is one two beloved and famous poets, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes, both great in their writings, however different in their nationalities, Walt Whitman, American, Langston Hughes, African American. “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman and “I, Too, Sing America” by Langston Hughes are very much

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