What literary device did the author use in A Raisin in the Sun?

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Perhaps the dominant literay device is allusion, for the author uses as the title of her play a line from Langston Hughes' poem "A Dream Deferred." This poem, which I quote below, presents the central problem of the play, which concerns the frustration and possible violence that results when black people are at once promised the American Dream by virtue of being an American but denied that dream because they are black.

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?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

Perhaps the dominant literay device is allusion, for the author uses as the title of her play a line from Langston Hughes' poem "A Dream Deferred." This poem, which I quote below, presents the...

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