I like how the poem has a deep meaning even if you don’t understand what the author is trying to say. I like the poem because it’s short but has a very deep meaning to the few sentences and words the poem has. I think the author was trying to say that it is about how African Americans “put off” dreams of other people who aren’t African american. I think that the poem resembles how the dreams would have looked like. I think that the African Americans don’t have anything to do with putting off someone’s dream because they are also humans they aren’t pausing anyone’s dream just other people think that and they blame it one them.The one thing that I was confused about was how Harlem was related to the rest of the poem. I think the affect of the poem and the music can really show how people who are not colored and treated differently and they blame everything on the colored people because they are different.

4 thoughts on “Harlem

  1. I thought the exact same thing! I also love how you said that they “put off” their dreams, maybe they do that cause they know that because they’re African American, that dream will be harder to reach. Good job Reginna! :):):):):):):):)

  2. That’s why I love poems when I understand them. They’re usually short, but have loads of meaning. I related Harlem to the dreams. So, you know how Harlem was a New York Neighborhood that people could have explosions of music, literature etc.? Then it faded, because of the Great Depression. The dreams of the colored people reminded me of that. They had dreams and goals like a normal human being, but it slowly rotted and decayed because of their environment, just like the Great Depression did with Harlem.

  3. I also think it has a very deep meaning. I said that its referring to they way you treat your dreams.

  4. i agree i feel as though the dreams it refers to is the blacks dream of being equal

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