Use of Dreams in Hughes’s Poetry

Wei XU


This paper discusses about the dream themes of Hughes and the developing stages of Hughes’ ideas about dreams. In Hughes’s early poems, he describes the individual’ dreams which are deferred. With the changes of social circumstances, in the late years of Langston Hughes, he advocates that dreams can’t be deferred, human beings need to have collective, utopian and global dreams to achieve a better world.
Key words: dream, Hughes, development Collective Utopian
Résumé: L’article présent discute les thèmes de rêve dans la poésie de Hughes et le développement d’idée de Hughes sur le rêve. Dans ses premiers poèmes, Hughes décrit les rêves des individus qui sont remis. Avec le changement de la circonstance sociale, dans les dernières années de Langston Hughes, il préconise que les rêves ne peuvent être différés et que les êtes humains ont besoin de collectifs, utopiques et globaux rêves pour atteindre un monde meilleur.
Mots-Clés: rêve, Hughes, développement collectif utopique

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