“In Texas Grass” a poem written by Quincy Troupe and “I, Too” a poem written by Langston Hughes both share a theme of African American inequality but have very different moods and tones. Both authors are very good, well known, african american writers that write poems relating to African American issues. The poem “In Texas Grass” by Quincy Troupe talks about the unfulfilled, “promise of forty acres and a mule” , to every african american at the end of the civil war. The poem's theme is racial discrimination after the civil war. The mood of “In Texas Grass” is very cold, depressed, disappointed and, rejected while the tone of the poems is a very negative, bitter, hopeless and, frustrated due to the unfulfilled promise and the discrimination.