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Which statement best describes the symbolic and figurative meaning in the first line of this excerpt from Countee Cullen's “From the Dark Tower”? We shall not always plant while others reap The golden increment of bursting fruit, Not always countenance, abject and mute That lesser men should hold their brothers cheap; The speaker feels that he will someday trade places and reap while others plant. The speaker believes that he will one day share equally in the fruits of human labor. The speaker envisions a time when everyone will receive equal amounts

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    The speaker longs for a future without immense poverty and hardships.

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