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Analysis and comments on Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

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Comment 54 of 74, added on December 1st, 2008 at 1:05 PM.

I like this poem. But why would your dream explode or dry up?

aylssa shipley from United States
Comment 53 of 74, added on December 1st, 2008 at 1:05 PM.

I think it is a good poem. It describes the multiple possibilities where
dream go or you go. You could follow the dream and be happy or abandon it
and be regretful.

jimmy champlin from United States
Comment 52 of 74, added on October 13th, 2008 at 6:45 PM.

i luv dis poem it comes strait 4rm his heart nd it makes me think bout mii
own dreams

mimi from United States
Comment 51 of 74, added on May 7th, 2008 at 11:12 AM.

It is a nice poem. it is a metaphorical kind of a poem which encorages
readers to read with open mind.

daines from Tanzania
Comment 50 of 74, added on March 28th, 2008 at 8:17 AM.

i love the poem about dream deferred.is fantastic and sensitive

Ebenezer Baawuah from United States
Comment 49 of 74, added on March 18th, 2008 at 2:02 AM.

I think Bibi hit the nail on the head with it explodes

Michael Dressner
Comment 48 of 74, added on March 1st, 2008 at 8:40 PM.

I think it is the best poem I have ever read Dream Deferred is one of I
read at my school black history and it is a great.

kenneth melton from United States
Comment 47 of 74, added on September 27th, 2007 at 12:04 PM.

I think that this is my favorite of all of his works. It makes you think
and uses great metaphors and similies.

Jamie Taylor from United States
Comment 46 of 74, added on February 27th, 2007 at 6:47 PM.

Yes, This actually is a really great poem although the corect name is
'Harlem' Not Dream Deferred.

Heather from United States
Comment 45 of 74, added on February 27th, 2007 at 5:28 AM.

according to me, the poem is the product of profound introspection of
probabilities or rather anticipations. Langston perhaps is trying to ask,
does the long awaited dream dry up and becomes futile or does it keep on
bleeding blood and pus like a festering sore whose pain reminds one of the
unfulfilled dream. Maybe, it exacerbates and disgusts people like a rotten
meat or it ends by superficial sympathy but no result just like the syrup
crusts superficially over the sweets. and lastly, maybe it gets tired and
frustrated and buries itself like a heavy load or maybe, it results in an
explosion which fetches the fruits of that dream.

Ankit Tejpal from India

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Dream Deferred
Added: Feb 20 2003
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