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Montage of a Dream Deferred

Montage of a Dream Deferred is a book-length poem suite published by Langston Hughes in 1951. Its jazz poetry style focuses on descriptions of Harlem (a neighborhood of New York City ) and its mostly African-American inhabitants. [ 1 ] The original edition was 75 pages long and comprised 91 individually titled poems, which were intended to be read as a single long poem. [ 2 ] Hughes' prefatory note for the book explained his intentions in writing the collection:

The primary motif of the poem is the "dream deferred", which represents the opposition between Harlem of the 1950s and the rest of the world. [ 4 ] Other motifs include boogie-woogie and discrimination against African Americans. The poem is characterized by its use of the montage. a cinematic technique of quickly cutting from one scene to another in order to juxtapose disparate images, and its use of contemporary jazz modes like boogie-woogie. bop and bebop. both as subjects in the individual short poems and as a method of structuring and writing the poetry. [ 5 ] The poem is divided into five sections (although some editions contain six); Each section represents a different time of day in Harlem, Moving from dawn through the night to the dawn of the following day. The poem begins and ends with the same two lines: "Good morning, daddy! / Ain't you heard?" [ 5 ] Montage of a Dream Deferred was Langston Hughes' first major publication following the end of World War II. [ 5 ] Its themes include the subjugation of the black community, African-American racial consciousness and history, and the need for social change to resolve the injustices faced by the residents of Harlem.





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