Analysis_of_Harlem

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John Matias HUMN-427 Analysis of Harlem (Dream Deferred) Langston Hughes's poem "Dream Deferred" is basically about what happens to dreams when they are put on hold. Hughes probably intended for the poem to focus on the dreams of African-Americans in particular because he originally entitled the poem " Harlem ," which is the capital of African American life in the United States; anyhow it is just as easy to read the poem as to think about dreams in, and what happens when people postpone a dream, in my country we often say that it is better to fail trying to obtain a dream than not reaching your because of being affray to fail, this means that we need to take risks in life to be able to become successful
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Unformatted text preview: because every good thing comes with effort and hard work. In the beginning of the poem the speaker uses a visual image that is also a simile to compare a dream deferred to a raisin. The speaker asks the question, "Does it [the dream] dry up / like a raisin in the sun?" (2-3). Here we can see the raisin, which used to be a moist, taut, healthy-looking grape, has shriveled up to become a raisin. Why compare a dream deferred to a raisin? Like a raisin, a dream deferred shrivels up and turns dark because the sun has toasted it....
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course HUMN 427 taught by Professor Cook during the Spring '11 term at DeVry NJ.

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