'Harlem A Dream Deferred' By Langston Hughes

Pages: 2 (252 words) / Published: Dec 1st, 2015
In the poem “Harlem ( A Dream Deferred)” by Langston Hughes, he talks about dreams. Dreams that society has, dreams that he has. Not a dream that you have while your sleeping but a dream that you have and want to pursue. He addresses the questions of what happens when a persons dreams are destroyed. The author uses a lot of visual, descriptive language to try and show that nothing good can come from not achieving your dreams. For example he compares not realizing a dream to the stench of rotten meat, which suggest the consequence is negative. None of the language in the poem reflects anything positive about a dream deferred. I find a connection between what Hughes is talking about in the 1950’s and our situation today with world peace. World

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