Dream Deffered - Since I couldnt get the textbook over the...

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Since I couldn’t get the textbook over the weekend, I tried to analyze it myself. Back ground As I found out, Langston Hughes wrote this poem in order to warn the society of the States about the delayed dream: the equality for black citizens. Analyzing In this poem he compares the deferred dream as a raisin, sore, syrupy sweet, rotten meat, heavy load and possibly, an explosive object. In the first and fourth case, when described as a drying raisin and a heavy load, he implies that the dream of equality for blacks would disappear over time. In the second and third case, compared as a sore and rotten meat, the situation will get worse, but people would still not care about the conflicts. In the forth case, described as a syrupy sweet, people will appear like as if they do care for black people’s right, but only superficially, I think. In the last sentence, saying that it can explode, it means that black people would finally try to get their own rights by violence. My thoughts
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course SOCI 123 taught by Professor Saiz during the Fall '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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