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Harlem [dream Deferred] - Poem by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?


Comments about Harlem [dream Deferred] by Langston Hughes

  • Freshman - 799 Points Sara Betru (5/27/2015 1:52:00 PM)

    love the way in which he expresses dreams... such vivid day to day things and yet dreams aren't that tangible and it just makes u wonder: What does happen to all the dreams we had that didn't happen? ? ? (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 67 Points Barnicalboy Mermaidman (12/11/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    does it explode in her mouth like a heavy load ooohhhhhh (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 67 Points Barnicalboy Mermaidman (12/11/2014 9:49:00 AM)

    does his heavy load explode in her mouth oooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh (Report) Reply

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Poems About Culture

  1. 1. Harlem [dream Deferred] , Langston Hughes
  2. 2. I Knew A Woman , Theodore Roethke
  3. 3. Her Kind , Anne Sexton
  4. 4. Nikki-Rosa , Nikki Giovanni
  5. 5. The Call To Ireland , Francis Ledwidge
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