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