The millions shot down when we strike? As the 1930s began more than 15 million workers were without employment. Hughes says in the poem that for him, and millions of others, the supposed ideals of America and the American dream have not been attainable, and that the powerful have oppressed and discriminated against the weak. Hughes shows how the situation has kept growing tough for the poor and the honest. America never was America to me. I am the people, humble, hungry, mean— Hungry yet today despite the dream. It never was America to me.
The millions who never had anything for a pay and were shotdown when they went on strike were never free. I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil. Every stone and brick that went into the making of America bears the sign of that ancient and powerful dream. And it is this sincerity that bribes the reader, forcing him to support the idea — to transform an ordinary country into a truly ideal world. It gave people the hope that they needed.
Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark? Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Starvation, poverty, lack of opportunities and oppression were never to become the reality of a state whose foundation was laid through years drenched in sweat and blood. America never was America to me. Rather than false notions of patriotism, let my land be a land where true patriotism and liberty are worshipped. For all the dreams we've dreamed And all the songs we've sung And all the hopes we've held And all the flags we've hung, The millions who have nothing for our pay-- Except the dream that's almost dead today. It has changed and the sacred meaning of the great dream has changed. America says it stands for freedom, yet everyone has not always been free to do as they wish.
The poor man could never get ahead of the line of poverty and the poor worker is still being bartered as he was through years. O, let America be America again — The land that never has been yet — And yet must be—the land where every man is free. Imagery: Hughes uses imagery throughout the poem to make it speak to the reader. Despite the great American dream, the people still do not have access to the opportunities of growth and they are living a compromised life in their own land. The millions shot down when we strike? Sure, call me any ugly name you choose— The steel of freedom does not stain. The dream was so strong and felt so true that it has driven him and other people to build it brick by brick.
Toward the end of the poem, Hughes changes to a more optimistic tone. The mountains and the endless plain. Rhyme is used in lines 2 and 4 with words 'be' and 'free'; in lines 6 and 8 with words 'dreamed' and 'schemed'; so on and so forth. Of grab the ways of satisfying need! The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of America. The millions on relief today? I am the people, humble, hungry, mean— Hungry yet today despite the dream. I am the worker sold to the machine.
To transform the developed imperfect world into the ideal one needs will. Yet I'm the one who dreamt our basic dream In the Old World while still a serf of kings, Who dreamt a dream so strong, so brave, so true, That even yet its mighty daring sings In every brick and stone, in every furrow turned That's made America the land it has become. Langston Hughes is writing a poem of someone who feels that America does not live up to what it should be. Hughes wants that America again turns into the land he can truly call his. Hughes alludes to the Statue of Liberty being a symbol of freedom but that he pines for a country where freedom is not just a symbol but an actuality.
Щелочную химическую завивку применяют для укладки волос, плохо поддающихся обработке, а также для того, чтобы получить тутой завиток, если прежде у клиента перманент получался слишком слабым. The variation depends on the message. The tone of the lines depicting these truths is that of anger, followed by hopefulness. And, repeating these words, the author seems to lose hope every time — and finds it again. 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. Alliteration: The phrase on line 4 represents alliteration.
Democratic senator John Kerry used the title of this poem as his Presidential campaign slogan in 2004. 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. A dream will manifest itself in its time. These lines evoke some hope and show that America is meant to driven by real values. From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,We must take back our land again,America! I am the young man, full of strength and hope, Tangled in that ancient endless chain Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land! Let America be the dream the dreamers.
Hughes, through this poem, yearns for the America it once was. The rhythmic quality and the impression it leaves upon the reader is pretty evident from this poem. If America can ever be gained back, it can be gained back through struggle. The people being talked about are specific, and the issues raised are acute. Historical Context Historical context is very important for this poem.