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Harlem (Dream Deferred)

Harlem (Dream Deferred)

by Langston Hughes

Analysis: Shout Outs

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Pop Culture

  • "a raisin in the sun" (3) – Lorraine Hansberry took this line as the title of her play (A Raisin in the Sun), which is one of the most famous and beloved of American plays as it treats an element of the black experience in 1950s Chicago.

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