Harlem Questions and Answers
How does the sum total of all of the imagery add up to answering the question put forth by the speaker in line one, “What happens to a dream deferred”?
What is the unspoken message the speaker is telling the reader about going after their own dreams in "Harlem"?
What do you think Langston Hughes would say to someone who was thinking about putting off their dreams?
In the poem, "Harlem," what does the poet mean by "does it dry up like a raisin in the sun" and "does it stink like rotten meat"?
What verbs are used to indicate what can happen to a "dream deferred" in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem"?
How does Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem" relate to the modern world of 2020, as compared to the world when it was published, the America of 1951?
What are the similarities and differences between "America" by Claude McKay and "Harlem" by Langston Hughes?
Why does Langston Hughes answer his main question with a list of questions and is he expressing political of societal values?
According to "Dream Deferred," is there an answer to the question asked in the first line: "What happens to the dream deferred?"
How is the theme of Langston Hughes's poem "A Dream Deferred" reflected in Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech?
In Hughes's "Harlem," he is issuing a warning. What is that warning, and how might that meaning apply to one's own personal, work, or community life?
HARLEM BY LANGSTON HUGHES. This poem was written in 1951,approximately 20 yrs after the end of the harlem Renaissance. It is the only poem in this chapter on the harlem renaissance that was written years after it's end. how is the content of the poem possibly relate to harlem and the harlem renaissance within post-Renaissance perspective?
What poetic techniques and devices does Langston Hughes use in his poem "A Dream Deferred" in order to achieve meaning and purpose?
How is the idea of dream deferred related to issues of colour and racism in the context of America ?
What are some concrete examples of imagery in this piece? How successful would this poem be if the imagery were not there?
How is the emotion of frustration dealt with in the poem "Harlem"? What is the narrator frustrated about? How does he express that frustration? Are there any metaphors or symbolism that are used to explain that frustration?
In the Langston Hughes poem "Harlem," how does the figure of speech "Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun" enhance the meaning of the poem? How does figure of speech enhance or add to the meaning of the poem?
In the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes, what literary element best supports the central idea? Explain.
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