Kennedy Asante 5/27/10
Analysis of (Justice) by Langston Hughes
Why is Justice unfair to African Americans? In this poem Justice by Langston Hughes which talks about how the justice system is and how African American are aware of it and its unfair ways. Langston Hughes uses metaphor and rhyme to create a calm and simmering anger tone in this poem about how unfair Justice can be.
Langston Hughes uses metaphor and rhyme. “Justice is blind goddess” is a form of a metaphor that Mr. Hughes uses. Justice is the court system and that it doesn’t see any particular person. “Is a thing to which we black are wise, that once perhaps were eyes”
Is a form of rhyme. In the end he uses wise and eyes to rhyme.
In Justice by Langston Hughes gave the speaker of the poem a calm but yet simmering anger . Some part the speaker had a calm tone but spoke with a simmering anger to how African American are treated when it comes to the law. Justice eyes are hidden by bandages to hide the truth which lies under. The speaker’s attitude does not change through out the story, because it doesn’t have any exclamation marks to show anger.
Justice some times hides the truth from sight. Justice is the blind goddess her bandages hides two festering sores explains the unseeing ways of the law and court system.
This poem uses metaphor and rhyme to create a calm and simmering anger in the poem about how unfair justice can be. And that look past the covers and underneath you will find the truth