Dream Deferred

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?

by Langston Hughes

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Very nice
I have to memorize this whole poem and read it aloud to my class, I just wanna see if anybody from my class searched this up.
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The poem poses questions about the aspirations of a people and the consequences that might arise if those dreams and hopes don't come to fruition. It also explains the African Americans plight and gave us a voice
Dreams As Grew older n Mother to Son.Kud soak d inner pulses of d poet, Marvellous Hunt indeed.
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