Dreams

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Dreams are the images, ideas, emotions, and sensations of an unconscious mind, however, through the poems “Harlem” by Langston Hughes, “On the Pulse of Morning” by Maya Angelou, and “I hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman. Most see dreams as a message that needs to be heard before it’s too late for society to of the mind when we are dreaming and that there isn’t a message, but, just a thought traveling through our minds. “Harlem” by Langston Hughes, questions when dreams are postponed–offering some answers to his own questions- and what happens if you never get back to the postponed dream. “What happens to a dream deferred?” (1), meaning the outcomes of when people put their dreams on hold or ignore them. “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? (2). He believes that a dream-like a raisin- will begin to became dried up and when continued to be deferred it will not be the same as the original thought. “Or does it explode?” (11). He imagines that the dream will eventually disappear, and the word “explode” describes the images of a future of a chaos, and a message to the people. He says we as a society needs to open our eyes and see that hope is right in our faces and in our dreams there are messages for us to make a change for the better. Hughes believes that struggles will come for us as people and in these dreams there may be answers to our society or people. Another poem that describes dreams as a message is In “On the Pulse of Morning” by Maya Angelou, which describes the hope of the world and its problems of being human, showing that we need to create a better future for the next generations. She says “Your mouth spilling words/ Armed for slaughter” (19-20), describing that we do not have to destroy our world with ignora... ... middle of paper ... ... to figure out what to say to each other. “We both know in our bones it won’t ever be the same again” (14). Both speakers- son and the father-knows the relationship won’t be the same. This poem is about the character’s consciousness and the thoughts that both speakers are thinking about the future, and what it would be like without each other. These poems show that every dream does not have to be about the future or the past, but what is happening now and thoughts that you are going through during that moment in time. Dreams are something that is defined as something that happen when are sleeping. But after reading these poems they showed that me that dreams are thoughts that come from within your mind and that we as a society see dreams as a message to something important but it could just be an unconscious thought to something we wouldn't or couldn't say out loud.

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