Dreams Figurative Language

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How does the composer use of language to effectively convey two distinct aspects of discovery? Discovery is an experience of discovering something for the first time, or rediscovering something that been lost or forgotten. Discovery can be in the form of physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, or creative in nature. The discovery in ‘Dreams’ by Langston Hughes are linked to two distinct aspects of discovery physical and emotional discovery. Through the composer’s construction of the use of language have effectively conveyed the physical and emotional aspects of discovery. This poem is effectively saying to keep on dreaming, because without dreams there is nothing. Without dreams and the prospect of improving your life, fulfilling your desires, and achieving your goals, life is not worth…show more content…
In the second sentence, Langston Hughes does something interesting with his phrasing. While in the first sentence he used the phrase” for IF dreams die," which is a personification used to convey that dreams can die like a person implies that the dream may come to an end if one does not hold on to their dreams. In the fourth sentence, Hughes writes: "Hold fast to dreams. For when dreams go, life is a barren field, frozen with snow." The use of metaphor in this context compares a life without hopes and dreams to an empty, frozen place with no real life. If someone does not hold on to their dreams, the person will be left feeling alone and empty. Hughes wanted to stress the importance of dreaming, and holding onto those dreams. Without dreams, there is nothing to work for, or to live for. If one does not work toward their dream, then it will not come to pass, and the dream will be completely wasted. Hughes has identified the physical discovery of holding onto dreams tightly through the use of personification and metaphor to effectively convey physical
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