Langston Hughes, Poet and Playwright. Langston Hughes. Biography.com. Web. 9 Sept. 2015. A Raisin in the SunPre-reading Theme Activity & Weekly QuizThe following poem is found as an epigram, a witty saying, before the text of the play. Theaction of the play took place during a time when the phrase “The American Dream” was coined.1.What is The American Dream?2.Is it the same thing for every American? 3.Do people come to America searching for it?