Poem Analysis: Dreams by Langston Hughes

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Theme of Dreams
By; Alexis Wright

The poem I choose for this essay was “Dreams” by Langston Hughes. This man wrote this poem for a reason. He wanted people to read it and be amazed by it. He wrote this for people would remember they're dreams.

The first two lines say “Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die”. That means don't take advantage of your dreams. Why? Because things change fast and you don't know what that could be. But that's what life is about. The next two lines state “ Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly”. I think what Langston meant by this is that life may be broken, but you still have to keep on going. If you cant fly, walk, if you cant walk, crawl, but what ever you do keep on going and don't stop. Also it says “Hold fast to dreams for when dreams go”. This means again don't take advantage of your dreams. The last two lines say “Life is a barren field frozen with snow”. This means its empty of all life but frozen.

The theme of this poem that you should never give up on your goals or dreams in your life. But you must be strong while your living because if not, you will end of suffering. Life is tough but you must keep going. If your dream gets ruined, try to do chase another dream. Don't just give up. Life WILL give you ups and downs but if your strong enough to fight through it, everything will be worth it in the end. Some people take dreams serious but some don't. Dreams are a real thing that can happen too people and they make their life much better than what most peoples are. Dreams help you through life, no matter what is going on. I think Langston put over 100 meanings in just 8 lines in a tiny poem. The poem is touching and will mean something to someone as soon as they read it.

My favorite line or lines is the one where it says “life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly” because it kind of relates to a human being. Because if you're broken you can't fly. But you can still keep on moving towards what you want...
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