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Literature Poem: Dreams (By: Langston Hughes)

Dreams by: Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Inferences

1) Had the author not been inspired, he may not have written this poem.
2) I was inspired by this one, so I might be inspired by some of his other poems.

Metaphors

1) Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
2) Life is a barren field frozen with snow.
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More About Langston Hughes

1) He born in Joplin, Missouri.
2) His mom and dad were divorced.
3) He was elected class poet in his grammar class (in Lincoln, Illinois).
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Dreams by Langston Hughes

Themes

1) Don't let someone tell you your dream is worthless. Turn around and say "watch me".
2) Life is about dreams. If you let go of the string, the dream will float away like a balloon.