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					A Raisin in the Sun Unit

   By: Lorraine Hansberry
           Dream Deferred
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?

Langston Hughes
                     POEM
                            •
• What is the poem              The questions are all rhetorical questions,
                                because they intend to answer themselves.
                                Each question in the first stanza uses
  about?                        simile: “like a raisin in the sun,” “like a
                                sore,”like rotten meat,” “like a syrupy
• What does happen to a         sweet.” The second stanza which is not a
                                question but a suggestion also uses simile
  dream deferred?               “like a heavy load.” The last stanza uses
                                metaphor, “does it explode?”
• How is the poem           •   The poem employs rhyme: sun-run, meat-
                                sweet, load-explode.
  connected to the title?   •   The poem also uses imagery: “raisin in the
                                sun,” “fester like a sore— / And then run,”
                                “stink like rotten meat,” etc.
                            •   http://poetry.suite101.com/article.cfm/hughes___harlem__a_dre
                                am_deferred_#ixzz08vBHSmVi
            Themes/Concepts
• The following four
  slides contain words      • THINK ABOUT THE
  that are the themes         WORDS AS THEY
  within the play as well     FLASH UP ON THE
  as concepts the             SCREEN.
  characters need to        • What do these words
  grasp.                      mean?
• DREAM
• Materialism
• Family
• Self- Esteem
                 IMAGINE
• Imagine that your family just won the lottery.
  What does it feel like to have all of that money?
  What conflicts would arise in your family?
• Imagine that your family moves to a new
  neighborhood, but your neighbors do not want you
  there. They do everything to make your life
  unpleasant in your new home. Do you put up with
  it or move out?
• CHOOSE ONE AND ANSWER IT IN A
  MINIMUM OF A PARAGRAPH.
                 Connection
• We looked at President Lincoln and President
  Obama’s Inaugural speeches. We also listened to
  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s speech. These have
  all dealt with change for America. Dr. King
  addressed civil rights for all humans- specifically
  the quest of Black Americans for freedom,
  equality, and justice. This was his American
  Dream! Has Dr. King’s dreams come true?
• How do the three men compare in their dreams for
  America and how do they differ? What do their
  America’s look like?
               THE PLAY
• We are going to read about an ordinary
  family- each member in the family has a
  dream for a better life for all of them. Each
  dream is different, but each dream has the
  same goal – to make a better life for the
  family. Keep the goals in mind as we read
  the play.

				
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