Langston Hughes: Poems

a dream deferred

list six similies found in the poem a dream deferred

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A simile is a comparison using like or as. The whole poem is composed of simile. Look for the word "like" and you will see the simile comparison.

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?