Harlem
Updated: 2/10/2021
Harlem

Storyboard Text

  • Title
  • Paradise
  • HARLEM
  • Paraphrase
  • ROAD BLOCKDREAMS CANT BE FULFILLED
  • Connotation
  • DREAM
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  • Drying up
  • My first impression of the title is a paradise for African Americans coming from the South. I think Langston chose this title, because Harlem was such a big part of African American history.
  • Attitude/Tone
  • The poem talks about how some dreams are not fulfilled. And how sometimes it's a good thing and sometimes it is a bad thing.
  • Shift
  • EXPLOSION
  • Fester, crust, sugar over, sags, explode, dry up
  • Theme
  • The poems tone is making it sound like all their dreams are unreachable. And they have no meaning.
  • DREAM
  • I think the shift is when Langston says "Or does it explode?" It affects the poem by showing a more aggressive way of the dream going away.
  • The theme is that some dreams are out of your control.
  • CAR IS OUT OF CONTROL