Langston Hughes's poem "Dream Deferred" is speaks about what happens to dreams when they are put on hold. It could thus be said that all of us live a dream. In the poem Langston Hughes uses a range of illusions, rhetorical questions, figurative language and stanza to explain that a dream deferred can end with the entire population in a war.
When we lose our hope in our dreams it only concludes to us becoming reluctant to dream again, unsettled with the outcome, and feeling defeated. However, he did accept a position for three months in at the integrated Laboratory School of the University of Chicago as a Visiting Lecturer on Poetry.
Not all of these dreams come true at the desired moment - these dreams are postponed or "deferred".
He was a social activist and novelist that spoke up for others that couldn 't and spread his ideas and thoughts amongst America. What only can make it worse is when we have little control over our fate; when the determination of whether or not our goals are achievable is decided by someone else as was done with the African American population in the United States …show more content… Hughes offers many responses to this question, all equally unpleasant.
A dream deferred is one of my favorite poems because it asks a powerful question and guides you through the dark conclusion drawn by Hughes that young African Americans leave their dreams behind because of the oppression that exist all around them Langston Hughes uses "A Dream Deferred" to beautifully convey his thoughts.
Works Cited: Grime, L. But not all get to live out their dream There are two famous poems by Hughes that show that he specifically wanted African Americans to hold on to their dreams