His writing has a musical quality to it, Hughes being strongly influenced by jazz music. It could thus be said that all of us live a dream. I wish my dad owned the restaurant, because then he could make more of his own hours. The recurrence of a dream deferred in several Hughes poems, especially this one, paint a clear picture of the disappointment and dismay that blacks in America faced in Harlem. Dream Deferred A dream is a goal in life, not just dreams experienced during sleep.
Then eventually those deferred dreams leak out and probably leaving a permanent scar. The drying of a raisin in the sun and the spoiling of meat. Next he uses the symbol of sugar, or sweetness. Each stanza contains a metaphor. Throughout the poem, Hughes uses questions about concrete things in everyday life and compares them to the ignored dreams. It may also imply that the other dreamers also get frustrated in the process.
As a black man in a time period where African-Americans were considered an inferior group of people, dreams and goals would have been difficult to realize. Not to say that it is to be rich, cause that is probably a lot of people's dream, which is why we have the lottery. A wound that gets worse will eventually start to smell bad. Hughes uses similes and metaphors--figures of speech--to portray that often times their dreams never came true. It sounds like Hughes is trying to explain how a person trapped in this world may be able to put away his dreams and deal with that fact with simile. Not only does a sore pains, but also it spreads. In this poem Hughes' possible theories on what becomes of dreams deferred are all negative.
And this is precisely why the 'explosion' manifests itself unto your physical self as you finish reading it - and you keep on oscillating - between dreams and reality. As you read further into the poem it allows you to develop a clearer understanding of what Hughes is trying to express in the poem. In the poem Dreams by Langston Hughes, Hughes explores the ideathat without dreams, life is without meaning. He is stating that by not using or putting the dream into use had formed into crust, which is that hard material that is no longer useful because it is no longer pliable. I will get good grades so that I can attend a very prestigious culinary institute.
Hughes chose to present African-American life in Harlem as he saw it, which may, at times, have been viewed as unattractive. If it is rotting like meat, the people have become soured by resentment and contempt. Although in life everyone has dreams and goals, there are obviously more struggles for some ethnic groups than for others. As a black man in a time period where African-Americans were considered an inferior group of people,dreams and goals would have been difficult to realize. He draws a line between grapes losing it's juices in the sun, to dreams losing some of it's vitality when its realization is deferred for a long time. Early in the play, he shares his hopes and dreams for his family and their future with his young son, Travis.
But it is that certain dream that in the future the person will be happy that they finally set out their dream to come true. This poem could be used as a form of encouragement to some readers. Hughes uses similes and metaphors—figures of speech—to portray that often times their dreams never came true. In the opening of the poem the speaker uses… 685 Words 3 Pages Importance of Achieving Dreams It is true that people often dream widely and unrealistically. There's no life, no joy, and nothing grows. The poem shapes itself like a dream. She has written about parenting for Pampers and other websites.
Just two stanzas and eight lines long, the poem conveys a sense of urgency. He wrote about the African American experience in many different ways, focusing particularly on the lives of the working-class. The dashes interrupt the flow intimating that the speaker is also pondering and not quite sure where the deferred dreams are headed. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. In the opening of the poem, the poet uses a visual image, which is a simile, to compare a deferred dream to a raisin.
He also uses the simile, ¡°like a syrupy sweet,¡± to possibly show that, above all, the dream itself is what people enjoy, not the accomplishment. The analogies drawn by the poet as references to plausible explanations regarding the state of he dreams are thought-provoking and leave me bewildered as the poem progresses. Dreams can help to assist people in getting further in life because it becomes a personal accomplishment. They will have an absolute blast and gain mastery of the words. Then, I will work very hard and make a name for myself in the industry. When teaching poetry, it is often helpful to refresh or introduce students with technical words.
Have you ever been out in a cold and barren field? As I looked at each question I found out what those affects are. I said, Madam, Can it be You trying to make a I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. Some of these individual dreams inevitably become the collective dream of many people. By using questions he builds the poem towards an exciting climax. Maybe the dreams we have when we sleep? Each stanza consists of 4 lines and follows a strict abcb defe rhyme scheme.
In 'Dreams,' Hughes employs the use of a metaphor more than once when he compares life to both a broken-winged bird and a barren and frozen field. The poem consists of 11 lines and is an open verse. The line reflects his pain because as his dream has not yet come true. In the second stanza, Hughes again urges readers to hold fast to their dreams. She has a Master's degree in English and creative writing.