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Essay heading: "Harlem" by Langston Hughes.
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For more passive people, an unrealized dream becomes "a heavy load", for those who more aggressive ? they can become violent. They become angry with their life, fate and make violent actions.
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"Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" "A raisin" represents "a deferred dream". In the beginning a person's dream is like a fresh juicy grape. A person full of hopes tries to do whatever it takes to make his dream come true. But what happens to the grape left out in the sun? It dries up. "A raisin in the sun" ? we can call a dream that never came true...
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