It’s a sad reality, but racism has been prevalent for a long time. People are treated differently based on the color of their skin, but that shouldn’t be the case. Both Natasha Trethewey in “Vantage” and Langston Hughes in “I, too” tackle the racism they faced growing up black in America. They use poetry to convey the struggles endured by many African Americans. More specifically, they use, imagery, repetition, and foreshadowing, to not only allow the reader to connect to their story but to call for a change in society and the way people treat each other.