English

Question

Read the following passage from Langston Hughes's "Theme for English B" and answer the question.

It's not easy to know what is true for you or me at twenty-two, my age. But I guess I'm what I feel and see and hear, Harlem, I hear you: hear you, hear me—we two—you, me, talk on this page. (I hear New York, too.) Me—who?

What does the speaker seem to be saying about Harlem?

A)that he'd like to go there
B)that it is an important part of his identity
C)that it is foreign to him
D)that it is in New York

2 Answer

  • B)that it is an important part of his identity  - he considers it as part of his heritage

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  • Answer: B) that it is an important part of his identity.

    Explanation: In the given passage from Langston Hughes's "Theme for English B" we can see the speaker is saying that he is what he sees, what he feels and what he hears, and then he says that he hears Harlem, and that he hears New York too. With this description we can say that the speaker is saying that Harlem is an important part of his identity (is a part of what he is), so the correct answer is option B.

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