Harlem (Dream Deferred)
Harlem (Dream Deferred)
by Langston Hughes

Tough-O-Meter

We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

(3) Base Camp

The questions of this poem lead us to some weighty issues lurking at its heart, but we're willing to bet you have experience with the idea of deferred dreams, and that you've felt the range of emotion that our speaker explores. We're willing to bet you and this poem will have lots to talk about.

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