The Question and Answer section for Langston Hughes: Poems is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
A dream deferred can shrivel up and die.
We do not know exactly how mother's life was trying but we do know that her life “ain’t been no crystal stair.” She instructs her son not to go back down the stairs even if he thinks climbing is hard. He should try not to fall because his mother...
The speaker evokes a sense of nostalgia and longing for his African heritage. The speaker serves as a voice for all African Americans, as he traces their lineage to the cradles of civilization.