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How Is Diction Used In A Deferred Dream By Langston Hughes

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What happens to a dream, Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun or fester like a sore and then run? This is the first stanza in A Deferred Dream a poem by Langston Hughes. But what does he mean to "Dry up like a raisin in the sun or fester like a sore and then run? Smile's, imagery and diction were all just used in one simple line of his poem and it has you wondering, what does that mean? Various amounts of smile's and imagery were used in this poem even diction. If the author didn't use diction this poem wouldn't have rhymed. Diction is all about word choice, and this entire poem is well-picked words and references. When it says "does it dry up like a raisin or fester like a sore" it uses a smile to compare "drying up" to "a raisin in the
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