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Analysis and comments on Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

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Comment 9 of 79, added on February 15th, 2005 at 12:14 PM.

This poem is one of the most touching ones I have ever read, and Iīm going
to use it in my homework. I think this poem represents all those dreams
that couldnīt come true because of the people dreaming them. It shouts to
you: Make your dreams come true, before itīs to late!

Anna from Sweden
Comment 8 of 79, added on February 12th, 2005 at 4:49 PM.

I loved this poem so much this the only poem I like.

Kameryn from United States
Comment 7 of 79, added on January 29th, 2005 at 4:15 PM.

The Harlem poem (also known as "A Dream Deferred") by Langston Hughes,
published in 1951 as part of Montage of a Dream Deferred, an extended poem
cycle about Harlem life. The 11-line poem speculates about the consequences
of white society's withholding of equal opportunity, and concludes by
suggesting that a dream deferred may explode.

jules from United States
Comment 6 of 79, added on January 26th, 2005 at 11:51 PM.

A dream that is postponed or delayed...blacks during this time had a dream
of having civil equality and equal rights... if that dream was put aside
for a time... will dry up like a raisin, stink like rotten meat,
etc...which mean will it be forgotten or never brought up again... that is
what he's asking in his poem

adm from United States
Comment 5 of 79, added on January 5th, 2005 at 9:56 PM.

This poem is increddiable ,I used this poem in a contest and won

Jazz from United States
Comment 4 of 79, added on December 12th, 2004 at 5:53 PM.

Anyone want to interpret this for me, or help me out??

Emma from United States
Comment 3 of 79, added on December 8th, 2004 at 4:26 PM.

I am a high school teacher and we use this poem and I have found my
students cheating and coping answers now I wanted my kids to learn and be
creative but look now Jake, Kim, Jane and Nilla. You are getting and

Maurine from Canada
Comment 2 of 79, added on December 6th, 2004 at 7:14 PM.

I learned this poem when I was about 9 years old at my dance studio ( that
was about 7 years ago). Larry Leon Hamlin, Director of the Black Repertoir
taught and impounded it into our heads. I can't remember why, but I have
never forgotten this poem! What DOES happen to a deferred dream? I would
love to know more about different black poets if anyone has any information
on it. Thanx

Brit from United States
Comment 1 of 79, added on November 15th, 2004 at 10:59 PM.

this poemz 4 english honors.

juho from United States

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