I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. This poem was written to chronicle the struggle of African-Americans to demonstrate how they, too, are Americans. The color of their skin doesn’t.
For example, the poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens is full of metaphors and symbolic images which together with the punctuation and syntax create alive lines that speak instead of the author or reader (92). Among the metaphors are the comparison of icicles to glass and speaking of blackbird as if it were a bit player. There are also the cases of hyperbole (the eye.