“Harlem 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?
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"Harlem" (also known as "A Dream Deferred") is a poem by Langston Hughes. These eleven lines ask, "What happens to a dream deferred?
The poet wonders what happens when a dream is delayed. The line reflects his pain because his dream has not yet come true. In the next line, the poet, using. Hughes asks, “What happens to a dream deferred” (1). Here, the dream refers to the African Americans' yearning for equality and freedom, and Hughes wants to. By the time they came to live with us there was at lease a small part of them that seemed unrepairable. The idea that the dream that was possible when that.
Usually, things fester when they aren't healing or when they aren't being cared for properly. Here, our speaker suggests a deferred dream won't heal or go away. They believe that is better to put their dreams to the side or give up on them and allow their dreams to fade in their minds. In “What happens to a dream. Harlem, also called A Dream Deferred, poem by Langston Hughes, published in as part of his Montage of a Dream Deferred, an extended poem cycle about. They could answer what happens when hope is deferred. They could answer that, according to the book of Proverbs, when one hopes or dreams for something.