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Transcript of Langston Hughes
-does it DRY UP LIKE A RAISIN in the sun?
-or FESTER LIKE A SORE
-does it STINK LIKE ROTTEN MEAT?
-crust and sugar over LIKE A SYRUPY SWEET
-sags LIKE A HEAVY LOAD *PERSONIFICATION- ex:
-fester like a sore- And THEN RUN
-or does it EXPLODE *IMAGERY- ex:
-DRY UP like a raisin in the sun?
-STINK like ROTTEN MEAT?
-CRUST and SUGAR OVER- like a syrupy sweet? *HYPERBOLE- ex:
-maybe it SAGS like a HEAVY LOAD. Or does it EXPLODE? These 4 Literary devices point out the key parts of the poem. They explain how some dreams that are pushed aside are forgotten (dry up like a raisin in the sun). How pushign your dreams away can hurt you or your future (fester like a sore- and then run?) Do you keep your dream and never forget it. (crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet.) Or does the Dream being pushed aside stay on your mind. (maybe it sags like a heavy load.) Or does the dream being pushed aside make you so angry you decide to do something about it. Langston Hughes
Poet, social activist, novelist Poetry Analysis Poetry Analysis The poetic devices found in "The Dream Keeper" are... The poetic devices in "Dreams" are: Repetition:
-Hold fast to dreams...
-Frozen with Snow Symbol:
-Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
-Life is a barren field frozen with snow Imagery:
-too-rough fingers Personification:
-Away from the too-rough fingers Of the world.
-For if Dreams DIE
That cannot FLY
-For when dreams GO
Frozen with SNOW