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Vintage Hughes - Study Guide America Summary & Analysis

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America Summary

The poem opens with a contrast between the new and hopeful America and the old oppressive America. Hughes then creates a collective identity in which Jewish babies, black babies, deceased Abolitionists, and unnamed blacks and whites band together to form a new world in which America seeks after the stars.

America Analysis

This poem presents a vision of a new America in which black and white band together in order to strive toward mutual goals, which are identified as "the stars." The poem's repetitive strain and narrative plodding mark it as an example of the less inspired among Hughes' poetic works.

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