What year was the poem dreams written?
Langston Hughes (author of "Theme for English B") was born in 1902. In the poem (written for a college course) he states, "I am twenty-two." That would make the year the poem was written 1924. The answer above is inaccurate. This poem was written from the viewpoint of a 22 year old African American student from the South, but was not autobiographical of Langston Hughes at the time.
In the poem Dreams by Langston Hughes, Hughes explores the idea that without dreams, life is without meaning. Hughes's poem expresses that one can't give up on dreams and without dreams life is a waste. Hughes first express the need for dream in the first 4 lines when he says: Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. These 4 lines show that he thinks that life…
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