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."

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  • A dream deferred

    1. 1. A Dream Deferred
    2. 2. A Dream Deferred Langston Hughes
    3. 3. Title?
    4. 4. Title?• What does deferred mean?
    5. 5. Title?• What does deferred mean? • defer 1
    6. 6. Title?• What does deferred mean? • defer 1 • verb ( -ferred , -ferring ) [ trans. ]
    7. 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. 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. 9. First line
    10. 10. First line• What happens to a dream deferred?
    11. 11. Meaning?
    12. 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. 13. What “dream”?
    14. 14. What “dream”?• What happens to a dream deferred?
    15. 15. What “dream”?• What happens to a dream deferred? • Whose dream?
    16. 16. Recognize him?
    17. 17. Recognize him?• I have a dream . . .
    18. 18. Recognize him?• I have a dream . . .
    19. 19. Martin Luther King Jr.
    20. 20. Martin Luther King Jr.So what can we infer from this so far?
    21. 21. Martin Luther King Jr.So what can we infer from this so far?
    22. 22. Second verse --
    23. 23. Second verse --Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?
    24. 24. Second verse --Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?Or fester like a sore --And then run?
    25. 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. 26. Look at the senses . . .
    27. 27. Look at the senses . . .Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?
    28. 28. Look at the senses . . .Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?
    29. 29. Look at the senses . . .Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?
    30. 30. Look at the senses . . .Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?
    31. 31. Or fester like a sore --And then run?
    32. 32. Or fester like a sore --And then run?
    33. 33. Or fester like a sore --And then run?
    34. 34. Or fester like a sore --And then run?
    35. 35. Does it stink like rotten meat?
    36. 36. Does it stink like rotten meat?
    37. 37. Does it stink like rotten meat?
    38. 38. Does it stink like rotten meat?
    39. 39. or crust and sugar overlike a syrupy sweet?
    40. 40. or crust and sugar overlike a syrupy sweet?
    41. 41. or crust and sugar overlike a syrupy sweet?
    42. 42. or crust and sugar overlike a syrupy sweet?
    43. 43. or crust and sugar overlike a syrupy sweet?
    44. 44. Look at the contrasts
    45. 45. Look at the contrasts
    46. 46. Look at the contrasts
    47. 47. Third verse --
    48. 48. Third verse --Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.
    49. 49. Third verse --Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.
    50. 50. Third verse --Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.
    51. 51. Third verse --Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.
    52. 52. Or does it explode?
    53. 53. Or does it explode?
    54. 54. Or does it explode?
    55. 55. Or does it explode?
    56. 56. Look at the contrasts
    57. 57. Look at the contrasts
    58. 58. Look at the contrasts
    59. 59. Title?
    60. 60. Title?•Harlem . . .
    61. 61. Title?•Harlem . . . •Significance?
    62. 62. Harlem
    63. 63. Harlem
    64. 64. Harlem
    65. 65. Race Riots
    66. 66. Race Riots
    67. 67. Race Riots
    68. 68. Race Riots
    69. 69. Even in MN
    70. 70. Even in MN

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