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.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 2:41 am ad1c9bdddf
Here's the deal. You're right! The poem is about struggle. But what kind of struggle?
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
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A brief lesson in explicating "Dream Boogie". The expert understands Langston Hughes.