The U.s isn’t all materialistic. Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land! Everyone has their fauls but humans have to see past the walls of established mind sets of superiority, religion, race, countries, nations, and continental didvisions. All, all the stretch of these great green states–
He speakes of all those who made America but have yet to realize the dream we all perceive to be America. Those above you will just laugh and say, “see, i told you.” Never ever let those above you look down on you. I have to disagree that this poem applies to the US today. this is so beautiful…. I know that I had a hard time keeping reading it only becuase of the length.
Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding the meaning or the theme of this poem by Langston Hughes better? America has problems, many of them deep-seated. ~One Luv Yall~. Let America be America Again speaks directly to our time now as well as the depression era when it was written. Wow this is BEAUTIFUL! his cry is not a cry of damnation as you seemed so set to label it, but obiously in the title alone much less the body of work a cry for reform, for positive revolution within a society. The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies, Reading: “Let America Be America Again” Written in the first half of the 20th century, “Let America Be America” is a poem that documents and responds to the oppressed state of the United States, in both the past and present. Wow ! the modern america is full of materialists and sh!t. Seeking a home where he himself is free. The example is not the point here. How can you otherwise put the work into the correct context to do an analysis?
It is true, and admit it, white people are better off with more benefits, ex: Hurricane Katrina. Branham Mrs. Carter English 102 22 February 2016 Analysis of Let America Be America Again Let America Be America Again, written by Langston Hughes, was written to make a satirical statement about the American Dream. Read this poem again, and again, and again. First off, it is really sad that alot of people posting here think Langston Hughes is alive and are saying, “Hi” to him. In the poem "Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes, the speaker makes a powerful statement about the difference between the ideals on which the United States was founded and what it has... Latest answer posted May 14, 2020 4:29 pm UTC. "Let America be America again -- the land that never has been yet -- and yet must be." Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek– I remember one thing that went through my mind back then, and it still does now. Hey Mr.Hughes this is John Lucas from Mercer Middle School you were in Ms.Pruzans class last time i like your music i didnt get to say bye well were doing poems to give to Ms.Merna so she can read it…well okae then Mr.Hughes bye hope to hear from you preetie soon..Always John Lucas. O, yes, Let us not forget to love one other truthfully – it will heal wounds fast.
This poem was fantastic to read! i mean this poem is just like america is today.
I hope you see that we all make the world bad because we only wait and see without doing something. I think that you should read this poem more than once because it took me more than 1 time reading to actually grasp the whole idea of the poem and if you ever to do a report on a poet like me… you should do it on him becuase this one poem touched me so much that i almost started crying.. And all the flags we’ve hung, The land that never has been yet– In search of what I meant to be my home– In my opinion, if this poem was posted as having an anonymous author, no one would know that it was written by an African-American. Throughout the poem he uses various methods to evoke the patriotic images and dreams that he feels America should and will eventually be. It is important in criticizing any work that you consider the times in which the work was crafted, the history of the writer themselves, and so on.
I was appalled as they acted out slaves being beaten and children recited these words. GO PATS! I remember reading this once to my class back in 2002. You can begin your search at your school library or on the library's website. It is a story of slavery in not only America but in the world. At first I think this poem is really great. Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain, America has never really been free, now that were in war…the amercians in the country are “really not” free. this poem is very touching and when i had to do a project on Hughes i never thought i could be this touched by a single poem i think we all need to look at ourselves and not judge every one and treat everyone equal great poem!! I think that what Mr. Hughes was trying to say was that during his time, the “American Dream” did not pertain to him because he was, as labeled, a Negro. you all think of this poem as if it were written today where many of you obviously believe that america has no more problems dealing with race. threw this poem i have understood more about history then what any teacher could lecture me about. Fact is Fact. Maybe we should stop reading Pound and Eliot then. I realy think america has changed though.:-). Langston Hughes’ poem, Let America Be America Again, while at first appears to be a plea for the return of the proverbial American dream, is actually a cynical account of the cruel realities faced by those who occupy the lowest rungs … America is supposed to be THE american dream where everyone is free and happy. And Poland’s plain, and England’s grassy lea,
america is free, but how far will they go , to take away all americans rights, and freedoms….I highly praise a person from another country…American isnt, all its thought up to be!!! In reality, this is not the case. this poem is so deep i actually read it five times. In the Old World while still a serf of kings, O, let America be America again– Hardly. This past weekend I witnessed a Girl Scout troop performing this as part of World Thinking Day.