Hughes structuring of the poems further reiterates the status of the African Americans. In Negro Mother the poet attempts to engage the reader immediately with the use of enjambment, on the very first two lines; "children, I come back today to you a story of the long dark way". Starting from line six and continuing to line thirteen, every second line begins with "I am" and ends with some way the African Americans had been treated, for example "I am the child the stole from the sand". The repetition of "I am" is used to repeatedly emphasise how the "negro mother" believes it was her, and her people, who had to face the discrimination and hardship of being degraded. Mother to Son also begins with a enjambment to engage the reader. In the poem there are two groups of three sentences which all begin with "and". These sentences all describe and list, metaphorically, how the African Americans had to overcome several obstacles. Let America be America's is written in stanza's and also features many examples of repetition. In most stanza's, most of the sentences begin with the same word; for example stanza one with "Let" and stanza 4 with "I am". The use of repetition reiterates the discrimination they faced, and the status they possessed. For example in the fourth stanza, most of the sentences begin with "I am" and lists "I am the poor, white, folded, pushed apart, I am the Negro bearing slavery scars …”etc. The way in which Hughes structures the poems, particularly the use of repetition, gives the reader a further understanding into how the discrimination determine the status of the African Americans.