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Analysis and comments on Dream Variations by Langston Hughes

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Comment 30 of 130, added on February 1st, 2008 at 10:43 PM.

I think, that Langston Hughes is the best poet ever born. If we read his
poem and try to understand the meaning then we come to know that how
important message we were neglecting.He is like Arthur Doyle in detective
genre,like federer in tennis, Sachin in cricket, bush in politics, picasso
in art, undertaker in wrestling, Shakespeare in drama wriring. He is a
ideal poet for a budding poet. He is outstanding. He is marvelous, superb,
magnificient, mind-blowing, excellent, dominating, inspiring and what not.
BECAUSE HE IS MY FAVOURITE.................

Raj sharma from India
Comment 29 of 130, added on January 11th, 2008 at 9:14 PM.

oh my goodness, thank you rodik i love this poem but i was stuck on the
analysis and you literally saved me from failing my english paper!! thank
you so much, if anyone is confused, look at dmitri rodiks analysis, it
helps soooooo much

grace from United States
Comment 28 of 130, added on June 7th, 2007 at 4:57 PM.

this has to be one of the greatest poems i ever read! if your intelligent
enough to comprehend what he is trying to say i think he is breally
brilliant in his use of words and repition. hesz basically talking about
his life as a colored man and how great it would be if the world was not
prejudice and racist...kk =]

jessiica from United States
Comment 27 of 130, added on March 28th, 2007 at 7:20 AM.

I Love it..Keep it up.


henry from Nigeria
Comment 26 of 130, added on January 29th, 2007 at 8:34 PM.

I am also analyzing this as part of an english project. I found this poem
with the part that is my dream in the second stanza. If you have "That is
my dream!" in the second stanza, the two stanzas have identical word count,
creating in essence the similarity between these two. I think that this was
used to show that he was hoping that his dream of equlaity and reality
would eventually become the same.

Sam from Canada
Comment 25 of 130, added on December 28th, 2006 at 4:45 PM.

well, i have to write an english paper on this poem, and i got so many
ideas from reading your comments. thank you!!!!

tash from United States
Comment 24 of 130, added on May 31st, 2006 at 7:49 AM.

I used to thnk poetry was the dullest thing but after studying it in
English i have realised its pretty cool and this poem by Langston Hughes
and changed my feelings towards poetry.

Josh from Australia
Comment 23 of 130, added on May 23rd, 2006 at 11:07 AM.

i love this poem. this is a great poem.

john from United States
Comment 22 of 130, added on May 4th, 2006 at 4:41 PM.

The first stanza was a representation of a white persons day. It is his
dream to be able to experience the life of a white man. The second stanza
represented the reality. He is a black man whose days are dry and sad and
he is demanded to work. Notice at the end of the second stanza he doesn't
repeat, "That is my dream.." Why? Because its reality. Comeon people its
plain and clear what the poem is about. I just wish people would try to
stop sugar coating the real meaning!

Charity from United States
Comment 21 of 130, added on April 28th, 2006 at 11:25 AM.

I really like this poem I disagree with all the other comments.

toy from United States

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Dream Variations
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Sep 5 2003


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