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A dream deferred

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A slideshow I use with my Lit and Language 11 class to illustrate the power of Langston Hughes' language in his classic poem, "Harlem."

A slideshow I use with my Lit and Language 11 class to illustrate the power of Langston Hughes' language in his classic poem, "Harlem."

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    • 1. A Dream Deferred
    • 2. A Dream Deferred Langston Hughes
    • 3. Title?
    • 4. Title?• What does deferred mean?
    • 5. Title?• What does deferred mean? • defer 1
    • 6. Title?• What does deferred mean? • defer 1 • verb ( -ferred , -ferring ) [ trans. ]
    • 7. Title?• What does deferred mean? • defer 1 • verb ( -ferred , -ferring ) [ trans. ] • put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone : they deferred the decision until February. See note at postpone .
    • 8. Title?• What does deferred mean? • defer 1 • verb ( -ferred , -ferring ) [ trans. ] • put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone : they deferred the decision until February. See note at postpone . • • historical postpone the conscription of (someone) : he was no longer deferred from the draft.e conscription of (someone) : he was no longer deferred from the draft.
    • 9. First line
    • 10. First line• What happens to a dream deferred?
    • 11. Meaning?
    • 12. Meaning?• This is a rhetorical question. • A question that is used as a figure of speech. • There is no real answer. • The point is to discuss the question.
    • 13. What “dream”?
    • 14. What “dream”?• What happens to a dream deferred?
    • 15. What “dream”?• What happens to a dream deferred? • Whose dream?
    • 16. Recognize him?
    • 17. Recognize him?• I have a dream . . .
    • 18. Recognize him?• I have a dream . . .
    • 19. Martin Luther King Jr.
    • 20. Martin Luther King Jr.So what can we infer from this so far?
    • 21. Martin Luther King Jr.So what can we infer from this so far?
    • 22. Second verse --
    • 23. Second verse --Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?
    • 24. Second verse --Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?Or fester like a sore --And then run?
    • 25. Second verse --Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?Or fester like a sore --And then run?Does it stink like rotten meat?or crust and sugar overlike a syrupy sweet?
    • 26. Look at the senses . . .
    • 27. Look at the senses . . .Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?
    • 28. Look at the senses . . .Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?
    • 29. Look at the senses . . .Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?
    • 30. Look at the senses . . .Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?
    • 31. Or fester like a sore --And then run?
    • 32. Or fester like a sore --And then run?
    • 33. Or fester like a sore --And then run?
    • 34. Or fester like a sore --And then run?
    • 35. Does it stink like rotten meat?
    • 36. Does it stink like rotten meat?
    • 37. Does it stink like rotten meat?
    • 38. Does it stink like rotten meat?
    • 39. or crust and sugar overlike a syrupy sweet?
    • 40. or crust and sugar overlike a syrupy sweet?
    • 41. or crust and sugar overlike a syrupy sweet?
    • 42. or crust and sugar overlike a syrupy sweet?
    • 43. or crust and sugar overlike a syrupy sweet?
    • 44. Look at the contrasts
    • 45. Look at the contrasts
    • 46. Look at the contrasts
    • 47. Third verse --
    • 48. Third verse --Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.
    • 49. Third verse --Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.
    • 50. Third verse --Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.
    • 51. Third verse --Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.
    • 52. Or does it explode?
    • 53. Or does it explode?
    • 54. Or does it explode?
    • 55. Or does it explode?
    • 56. Look at the contrasts
    • 57. Look at the contrasts
    • 58. Look at the contrasts
    • 59. Title?
    • 60. Title?•Harlem . . .
    • 61. Title?•Harlem . . . •Significance?
    • 62. Harlem
    • 63. Harlem
    • 64. Harlem
    • 65. Race Riots
    • 66. Race Riots
    • 67. Race Riots
    • 68. Race Riots
    • 69. Even in MN
    • 70. Even in MN

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