What does the speaker most desire in Dream Variations?
While the speaker of “Dream Variations” envisions a life free of racial oppression, he also dreams of ways to survive oppression.
Why is the poem titled Dream Variations?
The poem Dream Variations by Langston Hughes is a nostalgic lyric which poignantly expresses the singer’s wish for a carefree life away from color persecution and racial discrimination. The title of the poem suggests Hughes’s main theme of the Afro-American dream. This poem is notable for its musical changes.
What was the speaker dream How did it come true?
ANSWER: THE SPEAKER’S DREAM WAS TO PLAY THE ROLE OF RAMA, LAXMANA OR HANUMAN IN THE SCHOOL ANNUAL DAY. HER DREAM CAME TRUE WHEN ALKA, THE GIRL PLAYING THE ROLE OF HANUMAN, FELL ILL AND THE TEACHER ASKED THE SPEAKER TO PLAY HANUMAN IN HER PLACE.
What double meaning can you identify in the phrase White Day?
In “Dream Variations” what double meaning can you identify in the phrase “white day”? White people are dominant during this time, determine the day. Also white like the sun.
What is the theme of the poem I Dream a World?
Answer. The narrator dreams of a world where there is love and peace, greed has vanished, every race is equal, and no one lives with misfortune. Connotation: Where greed no longer over rides a person. Connotation:Freedom will know who deserves it, and will grant it to only those who earnfreedom.
How would you describe the mood of the weary blues?
Although the singer is weary, as his physical action, “a lazy sway,” implies, he has enough stamina to sing “far into the night.” The tone of both the narrator and the singer, with his “melancholy tone” and his playing that comes “from a black man’s soul,” indicates depression or sadness.
What is the theme of Dream Variations?
The theme of “Dream Variations” is racial pride and equality, which Hughes was known for. The poem expresses a feeling of freedom. The narrator describes a longing to feel completely free, to “fling arms wide” and “to whirl and dance.”
What words in the Weary Blues contribute to the back and forth feeling in the poem?
Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, “Syncopated” is a musical term. It kind of means that the beat shifts the rhythm and creates a rocking back and forth feeling.
Why does the speaker in the tropics in New York weep at the end of the poem?
The speaker is weeping at the end of “the tropics in New York” because he is homesick.
What could be the dream of the speaker?
Speakers (Stereo) dream represents communication of feelings. Verbal or nonverbal gestures that let others know how you are feeling. Your ability to get your feelings expressed. To dream of strange noises coming out of a speaker may represent mixed messages you or someone else is giving about their true feelings.