Friday, January 3, 2003

Dream Deferred Comments

Rating: 4.2
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--


Langston Hughes
Camille Johnson 29 October 2016
I have quoted lines from this poem many times in my life. I admire it so. The play and movie titled A Raisin In The Sun are equally to be appreciated.
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kofi degato 23 September 2016
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Levester Green Ii 21 September 2016
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gArY t 15 May 2016
Mr. Hughes is a genius. Consider the times he grew up in and the audacity to include the last stanza. Wow, brilliant.
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Aabid Masroor 27 January 2016
Hopes and dreams ,keep going
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Goodnews Eruemuare 24 October 2015
Truly rhetoric
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Dorothea Forbes 09 July 2010
I'm a new poet to this, I'm very good at my poetry talent and gifted with my ability to use words for a mental map to the emotional side of the complicated mind. I have a few poems listed under the name of Dorothea Gift Of God. Leave me a message if you like what you read or not. :) Thx's
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Dorothea Forbes 09 July 2010
I love Langston Hughes! ! ! The way he uses his words is so creative and just hottt.
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Jo Cover 15 June 2010
A Raisin in the Sun great literature text
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Eben Moreau 02 April 2010
This is from a few years back and I felt, I should share it because Langston Hughes inspired me to write this. If it was'nt for him and my teacher I would of proble never wrote this thanks 'MyLifetimeDream' My deferred dream is a dream of a lifetime. It is always with me. My deferred deam is that my mom and dad will get back togather. My mom and dad were never married, but they were together for seventeen years. They had four kids, two boys and two girls. We did a lot of family things. We went to the beach togather. We went to the fair together. We always had a great time togather. Then they started fighting. All of a sudden our family just broke apart because my mom and dad split. All of us kids went with my mom. I missed my dad a lot. I loved being with my mom too. A few times they were going to get back together. It made me feel happy inside. The same fighting happened when they tried to get together. The last time they got together I just knew that they were never going to see each other again. To this day I hope that my dream will come true. It makes me feel empty. Now I know what the poem was about, that when you have a dream that doesn't come true, you feel left behind.
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Rachel D. 14 February 2010
This poem is called HARLEM
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Mohammad Daraghmeh 04 February 2010
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Kartik Saraf 30 December 2009
this was a good poem by a great poet. wonderful job
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Tai Chi Italy 01 August 2009
Lovely...but not for the dreamer.
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A . 16 July 2009
good, very good................................. :)
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Necib Ilhem 12 June 2009
I realy liked this poem 'Dream' because it makes me a way for thinking and for creating a good imagination about the life. So without dream the life has no meaning and human being wouldn't do any thing without it's
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Josephine De Leux 01 June 2009
Grizzly man, there's no use campaigning to a dead guy. Read, darling.
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nothing over 27 April 2009
Great poem, check out my poems too
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Deborah Schuff 20 March 2009
Langston Hughes was very much into jazz and incorporated 'jazz tones' into many of his poems, including this 'Dream Deferred' series. Imagine these poems being played by a jazz band or scatted by a jazz singer in order to enjoy the full effect.
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Rita Shay 20 January 2009
I had to memorize this for an English class. I'm glad about it. Langston makes giving up seem strange and I don't know, he just makes me want to never stop dreaming
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