Langston Hughes’s most famous poem, “Harlem,” explores the many effects of a dre

Langston Hughes’s most famous poem, “Harlem,” explores the many effects of a dream that goes unrealized. In August Wilson’s play, Fences, the characters find ways to cope with dreams that seem, to themselves and/or others, far beyond their reach.
Take a line or two from the poem and choose a character from the play that you feel exemplifies the particular effect of a deferred dream that Hughes is highlighting in the line(s).
Make sure that you identify your chosen lines from the poem and use evidence from the play (with in-text citation) to support your ideas. Read the poem carefully and have some fun with your analysis/interpretation.
For your convenience, here’s the poem:
Harlem
BY LANGSTON HUGHES (Links to an external site.)
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?