American Literature

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What is the significance of the kitchen setting in Langston’s Hughes’ poem “I,Too”?
Question 6 options:

A. The represents images of deep racial injustice.

B. Hughes wanted to express the importance of family tradition.

C. The kitchen is a symbol of hope during a difficult time in American society. <-----

What is the significance of the first and last lines in Langston Hughes’ poem “I, Too”?
Question 7 options:

A. The speaker feels inferior to other Americans, so he “sings” to feel equal.

B. The confident speaker realizes that he is as important a part of American as anyone else.<----
C. The speaker is expressing his belief that he will never be accepted into his community.

In Arna Bontempts “A Black Man Talks of Reaping”, the speaker’s description of sowing seeds is _______________ for how African Americans worked hard for white people but did not reap the benefits.
Question 8 options:

A. metaphor <----

B. personification

C. oxymoron

What is the tone od Botempts' poem, "A Black Man Talks of Reaping"?
Question 9 options:

A. hopeful <----

B. bitter

C. greedy

In Countee Cullen’s poem, “Any Human to Another”, the poet uses ________________ to communicate his theme of universal sorrow.
Question 10 options:

A. rhyme scheme

B. imagery <---

C. hyperbole

  1. Reed

    I wish you had numbered your questions. I agree with most of your answers, but not the first one about the significance of the kitchen setting and not the one about the tone of the Bontemps poem.

  2. Evelyn

    I'm Sorry! The number is on the bottom of the question, I should've put it on the top!

  3. Evelyn

    Could you help me with the first one please? I'm really having a hard time with it.... Would it be A?

  4. Reed

    Why does the speaker in Hughes' poem have to eat in the kitchen instead of in the dining room with the white people?

  5. Evelyn

    Hmm... Because of his race? So it's about racial prejudices like that?

  6. Reed

    You got it!

  7. Evelyn

    Okay, thank you so much for your help Reed!

  8. Reed

    You're welcome, Evelyn.

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