Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Dream Deferred - Poem by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
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Comments about Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

  • (2/18/2018 2:30:00 PM)

    I love the mystery of this poem and how it asks questions. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/6/2018 1:44:00 PM)

    weird much

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  • (2/6/2018 1:43:00 PM)

    weird much
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  • (1/30/2018 10:37:00 AM)

    Its weird but good. I like it and it inspired me, but the first time it wierded me out (Report) Reply

  • (1/30/2018 10:36:00 AM)

    this is kinda weird with the whole festers like a sore and then runs (Report) Reply

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  • (1/16/2018 10:54:00 AM)

    Look me up on google (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2017 7:25:00 PM)

    I believe its very redundant and annoying: ( (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/23/2016 10:07:00 AM)

    tom allport
    in a puff of smoke, who knows? (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2016 11:00:00 AM)

    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. (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2016 5:55:00 AM)

    Beautiful (Report) Reply

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  • (5/15/2016 6:20:00 AM)

    Mr. Hughes is a genius. Consider the times he grew up in and the audacity to include the last stanza. Wow, brilliant. (Report) Reply

  • Aabid Masroor (1/27/2016 1:10:00 AM)

    Hopes and dreams ,keep going (Report) Reply

  • (10/24/2015 6:59:00 AM)

    Truly rhetoric (Report) Reply

  • Dorothea Forbes (7/9/2010 8:11:00 PM)

    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 (Report) Reply

  • Dorothea Forbes (7/9/2010 7:59:00 PM)

    I love Langston Hughes! ! ! The way he uses his words is so creative and just hottt. (Report) Reply

  • (6/15/2010 9:28:00 PM)

    A Raisin in the Sun great literature text (Report) Reply

  • (4/2/2010 3:31:00 AM)

    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. (Report) Reply

  • (2/14/2010 3:22:00 AM)

    This poem is called HARLEM (Report) Reply

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