Monday, 15 October 2012

I, too, sing America

Read the poem by Langston Hughes. Who is the "I" of the poem in your opinion? When do you think was the poem written? What words would you use to describe the speaker's feelings and emotions?
Do you know any famous American "darker brothers"? Who are they?

Here is another poem by the same poet. Do you like it?

Dreams
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The I of the poem is the writer. I think it was not written very long ago. Determination. No i have no idea who the darker brothers are are. The poem is nice but it is not one of my favourites.







Noah

Anonymous said...

The 'I' of the poem is a writer. I think that the poem was written a long time ago. The speaker's feelings and emotions are beautiful because they perfectly describe a moment in every person's life. Because if you don't chase your dreams, you will never be who you really are, and you'll never do what you really want to do. So that's why I think the poem is beautiful. I've never heard for 'darker brothers' before, so I dont know who they are. I like poem very much. Lana 9.a

devi said...

I also think that the I is the Black race. in the 20th century. Also determination. Martin Luther King, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Ice Cube, ... I don't really like the poem.

Anonymous said...

The "I" f the poem in my opinion is the writer. I think the poem was written about 50 or 60 years ago. I think the speaker wasn't happy about the way black man were treated. I know Will Smith.

Petra Hlebš, 9.a

domen said...

In my opinion the I is the writer Langston Hughes. I thing the poem was writen in 90's. The words I would used are hungry becouse the poem is about eating. I have no idea who the darker brothers are.
I don't like second poem.

Anonymous said...

The I of the poem is the writer. The poem is written in 19 century. Sadness. Martin Luther King,Michael Jackson... I don't like the poem very much. luka vidmar 9.b

Anonymous said...

arThe I of the poem is the writer. I think it was written a long time ago. I think that speaker wasn't happy when he wrote it. I don't know who the darker brothers are. I dont't like this poem.

Taja 9.b

Anonymous said...

I think that "I" of the poem is the writer. The poem was written in the 20th century. The speaker was unhappy when he wrote it. I know some famous American dark brothers but my classmates have already mentioned them. I don't like the poem. Ema 9.a

Anonymous said...

The "I" of the poem is the writer. It was written in the 20th century. The speaker was in my opinion unhappy, sad. As Ema said our classmates have already mentioned some of them. I don't really like the poem.

Mila, 9.b

Anonymous said...

The "I" of the poem is dark poet- the writer. He is describing the pride of "black life" in the sixties in America.

I guess that the most famous »darker brother« is Marthin Luther King, who fought for human rights of all black people and he was nonviolent.

The poem is interesting, but I don not like it very much.

Anja, 9.A

Unknown said...

It is great to see that you are including Langston Hughes in your language learning! What would you write if you changed the title to I, Too, Sing Slovenia?

Lp,

Mrs. Ivanič