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    purpose of the poem, “ Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes, is questioning what happens when one stops pursuing their dreams. Right off the bat, Langston Hughes proposes a question: What happens to a dream deferred? Hughes goes on to use a plethora of similes and metaphors to compare dreams to everyday objects. There are negative undertones throughout the poem, and the poem has an overall dismal tone. By using phrases such as “ fester like a sore” and “stink like rotten meat”, Hughes makes it seem that

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    “Dream Deferred,” is a poem written by Langston Hughes discussing what may become of a dream that is put off, delayed, or postponed by external influences. Throughout the poem, Hughes uses questions about concrete things in everyday life and compares them to the ignored dreams. Langston Hughes isn’t referring to the dreams we have when we go to sleep at night, he’s referring to an aspiration or a desire. “Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?” (Hughes 970) The vision of his dream is vanishing

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    All Langston Hughes ever wanted was for people to have their dreams accomplished and the motivation to bring change forward. However, Hughes’s dreams almost came tumbling down for speaking out in one of his poems. In 1940, Hughes had been investigated by the FBI following the release of his poem “Goodbye Christ”. Numerous accusations had arisen, stating Hughes “…[was a] member of the Communist Party, [ran] for public office, called for a race war, married a white woman, and studied Communism in

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    “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes (Hughes 2,1-4). Dreams are a subset of today’s forever changing world, and without them there would be no advance. Because of the importance of dreams, one can only imagine the possibilities of what may happen when these fantasies are not pursued. “Dream Deferred,” by Langston Hughes, brings awareness to those thoughts when viewing African Americans. Hughes, a very influential individual, provides

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    “A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes is a motivational poem which to me is about holding on to or following your dreams. The poem discusses through the use of metaphors in this poem as what it might be like for a dream to be forgotten or if they are not followed. Langston Hughes uses two metaphors in his poem, one describes how life would be without dreams, and how much pressure or stress a forgotten dream could put on you he says that “maybe it just sags, like a heavy load.” Hughes also describes

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    The poem “A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes; is about what occurs to the dream when you postpone them, instead of going for it and make it come true. Many people in this world has a dream or some sort of goal that they would like to accomplish. Although most of us would love to follow our dreams, sometimes we just cannot do it due to the struggles that we would have to face. This poem is based on a guy who is going through a difficult time and what would happen to his dream if he puts it on hold

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    Importance of Achieving Dreams It is true that people often dream widely and unrealistically. But some people dream about basic human rights such as dignity, freedom, liberty, equal rights, and access to education. Socio-economic and political conditions sometimes put people in dire situations where they do not have access to such fundamental human needs. For such people, achieving their dreams is especially important, as the shattering of their dreams may lead to the shattering of their lives altogether

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    Wrinkles on the Young : “Dream Deferred” “Dream Deferred” is one of the most well known poems written by Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was born on February 1,1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Hughes was a massive voice during the black Harlem renaissance and a notable activist in the black community. His works are the musings of his past experiences and those he witnessed. For instance, “Dream deferred” emphasizes the forgotten/ignored dreams of the black community and others. Up and down, up

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    The True Meaning Behind “A Dream Deferred” Every individual has a special dream or goal they wish to achieve, however in life there are many instances where dreams have to be postpone because of dilemmas in one’s life. Langston Hughes was a popular African-American poet, known for many of his literary pieces, most notably “A Dream Deferred”. In which he uses tone, symbolism, and imagery to convey his message about the hardships of African-Americans in the 1950s. As a young boy and throughout his

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    “Dreams” and “Dreams Deferred” were written by African American poet Langston Hughes in a period in time when racism and racial segregation were major problems in American society, and while both poems discuss dreams in a similar way, there are different perspectives that can be observed when interpreting them. While they portray the significance and decay of our dreams, an underlying message or theme could possibly be the meaninglessness of a life without dreams, and that when they get postponed

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