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Poetic Terminology

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I, Too, Sing America

by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.

They send me to eat in the kitchen

When company comes,

But I laugh,

And eat well, And grow strong.

Tomorrow, I'll be at the table

When company comes.

Nobody'll dare

Say to me, "Eat in the kitchen,"

Then. Besides, They'll see how beautiful I am

 And be ashamed--

I, too, am America

 

The Road Not Takken

 

Because I could not stop for death

by Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death –

He kindly stopped for me – 

The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality.

We slowly drove –

He knew no haste

And I had put away My labor and my leisure too,

For His Civility – We passed the School, where

Children strove At Recess – in the Ring –

We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain –

We passed the Setting Sun – Or rather –

He passed us – The Dews drew quivering and chill –

For only Gossamer, my Gown –

My Tippet – only Tulle – We paused before a House that seemed

A Swelling of the Ground –

The Roof was scarcely visible –

The Cornice – in the Ground –

Since then – 'tis Centuries – and yet

Feels shorter than the Day

I first surmised the Horses' Heads Were toward Eternity –

 

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