Harlem Renaissance

by Carson

poet Langston Hughes #7 on top 500 poets Poet's PagePoemsCommentsStatsE-BooksBiographyQuotationsShare on FacebookShare on Twitter Poems by Langston Hughes : 22 / 93 « Dream VariationsEasy Boogie » Dreams 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.

Poem Annotations

What I assume Langston Hughes is trying to convey is that if you let go of your dreams your life is "broken." You're constantly struggling in a way that everything may seem distorted. I believe that everyone has a god=given purpose on this earth. Wether or not you choose to up hold that responsibility and live that life style is up to you.
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Art 1

This artwork makes me think of slavery. I'm not really sure why they're all tangles up but If I had to guess, I'd say it symbolizes that being bonded together gives us strength.
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Art 2

This Artwork makes me think of slavery aswell. The first thing I saw when looking at this artwork was the chain that's held between the person and the water. I feel like that if this painted were to be created today, It would symbolize that the chain represents all the things that hold you down in the world and if you want to stay afloat and not drown, you must break free.
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Art 3

This artwork makes me think of plays and theater. The Renaissance was a very cultural time period filled with all kinds of artistic qualities. This to me was one of the major highlights in that era and is what made it stand out.

What happens to your dreams when they're deferred?

Dreams don't come true, unless you stay true to them. If your dream is to be successful or to be wealthy, you must not give up on achieving that goal. Nothing beats good old fashion hard work, because when it comes to things like this, there is no easy way out.