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Author

Lorraine Hansberry

Year Published

1959

Type

Play

Genre

Drama

About the Title

The title A Raisin in the Sun comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes, which begins, "What happens to a dream deferred?/Does it dry up/like a raisin in the sun?" Many of the main characters feel beaten down because they have failed to realize their dreams.

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