In the poems “Dreams Deferred” and “Dreams” by Langston Hughes the author talks about how important dreams are. The author uses many different types of figurative languages such as similes and metaphors and shows how they are alike and different in many ways. In the poem “Dreams” the author writes “Hold fast to your dreams/for if dreams die ”(Hughes 1-2 poem 1). The theme of this poem is to try to achieve your dreams and not let them die .
In the poem “Dream Deferred ” also by Langston Hughes the author writes about the theme being how a person could basically not be sane without dreams and how important they are to a person.
As the author writes “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun” ( Hughes 2-3 poem 2). The author is referring how dreams die when not pursued and dry up like raisins when not used or reached.
The author used figurative language in the form of metaphors in these two poems in the first poem “Dreams” .
The author writes “For when dreams go/Life is like a barren field/ of frozen snow ” (Hughes 6-8 poem 1) . Which he feels hopelessness and the author expresses hopelessness in the lines ”For it dreams die / Life is a broken winged-bird / that cannot fly ”(Hughes – poem 2).
The author is trying to explain to the reader to not let go of your dreams which is basically the whole poem is about your dreams and how important and I don’t think that Langston Hughes could stress that anymore than he already has. As the author writes “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” Langston Hughes argues about how readers should never let our hopes, dreams, and aspirations.
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