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Langston Hughes poem “Harlem” pertains to a time period where the blacks and their history became to swell in a phenomena of  outstanding created talents in entertainment. After the world war I around the 1920s millions of African AMericans fled into the perimeters of North HArlem migrating in hopes of creating a new way of living. Eventually leading to a prominent community that was shifted by the influx of blacks ,north Harlem in history would forever be recognized as the heights of  the Harlem renaissance home of the black innovative talent. Harlem self centered a community specifically for black prominence where black pride was instituted throughout the community. Activist such as Du Bois rightfully held up to their own ownership to protect the right and accreditation on the black arts. In Harlem before the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance had already in place had the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) headquarters and activism running gaurd. The calling for a new beginning was what the HArlem Renaissance wanted to reconstruct. A call for a new view and the rebuilding of the African AMerican community was the ultimate goal. What was to be established in high credential areas such as writing, black art, and music was for a new era to be born where blacks would be seen as equilibrium to their counter parts, and qualifiable as well to infatuate compelling capability, Harlem became a stage for the first time where blacks could say  lights, camera, action where there for the first time some admiration could be shined on their talent especially from outside tourism. The blacks wanted to be reinnervated; allowing for their audience to no longer conclude on the behalf of their false impressions due to their stereotypical views. The structure of Harlem mainly consists of a rhetoric monotone along with imagery allowing for Mr. Hughes readers to grasp what a dream deferred smells,feels , and looks like. Throughout the poem Mr. Hughes imposes what possible effects will come to be of one’s dreams; particularly dreams of African Americans. “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun/ or fester like a sore (lines 2-4). Hughes uses a simile to insinuate that the dream is ignored until it becomes old and unrecognizable; however it is interesting that Mr. Hughes implies that the dream is already a dried up  raisin instead of a grape and therefore maybe he wanted to emphasize on the fact that one dream could never manifest due to boundaries, restrictions, and acts of oppression places among one’s dream. “Or fester like a sore/ and then run” (Lines 4-5). Personification appears through these lines because Mr. Hughes implies that this abstract dream has the ability to fester and run but in reality the dream deferred will only cause the individual to convey a sense of infectious pain and disappointment. Hughes implies that ” maybe the dream just sags/ like a heavy load” (lines 9-10). Mr. Hughes figurative language and embodiment of imagery again allows for the reader to understand that this dream is a stagnatic burden that one has to bear, because it constantly is weighed upon one’s conscious, and it doesn’t come with promising change. “Does it stink like rotten meat” (line 6). The rotten meat that stinks infers that this dream is a misfortune and disgusting burden that is consciously thought about.

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