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Analysis and comments on Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

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Comment 48 of 88, 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 88, 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 88, 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 88, 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
Comment 44 of 88, added on January 9th, 2007 at 6:47 PM.

this poem really touches the heart

bria from United States
Comment 43 of 88, added on January 4th, 2007 at 11:02 AM.

I like explosions! I think at the end you should put that it does
explode!!!!!!!!! YEEEEAAAAHHHH!

chris from United States
Comment 42 of 88, added on June 5th, 2006 at 7:33 PM.

el lituratura es muy buen. me gusta la definition estrecho.

juanita from Mexico
Comment 41 of 88, added on March 30th, 2006 at 8:47 AM.

this is a magnificent poem...really touches the heart, know what i mean?
but yeah...email me if there are anymore as awesome as this one

devin from United States
Comment 40 of 88, added on February 26th, 2006 at 6:10 PM.

this is a very well written poem

Caroline from United States
Comment 39 of 88, added on January 19th, 2006 at 7:31 PM.

I don't know if we can write rebutals to poems on here or not but I just
wanted to ask everyone what they thought. So here it goes:


What happens to someone left alone?
Do they try to make it on their own?
Or do they give up and think its no use?
Do they dry up like clothes put out on the line?
Or continue to grow like grapes on a vine?
Maybe, just maybe, they take the time to see what they can really be.
Or do they just decide to run forever?

Be honest people...What do you think? I can handle the truth!

Christina G. from United States

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Dream Deferred
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Sep 3 2013

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