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    Understanding Langston Hughes

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    The poem is Dream Boogie by Langston Hughes. The poem is about the African American struggle to gain identity in a prejudiced white culture. It's also about practicing art during the Harlem Renaissance.

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    Dear Student:

    Here's the deal. You're right! The poem is about struggle. But what kind of struggle?

    Dream Boogie

    Good morning, daddy! THIS LINE SUGGESTS THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA
    Ain't you heard HUGHES IS A HARLEM RENAISSANCE POET
    The boogie-woogie rumble A RENAISSANCE IS A NEW AWAKENING FOR THE ARTS AND NEW THINKING
    Of a dream deferred? IT IS THE AWAKENING OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, THE DAWN
    OF RECOGNITION THAT AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE GREAT ARTISTS; ALSO, THEY
    Listen closely: ...

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    A brief lesson in explicating "Dream Boogie". The expert understands Langston Hughes.

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