Dreams by Langston Hughes: Summary & Analysis


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What literary device does Langston Hughes use in his poem ''Dreams'' to help paint a picture for readers?

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1. According to ''Dreams,'' what will happen if our dreams die?

2. What might the brevity of the poem ''Dreams'' signify?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on Langston Hughes' poem Dreams. Topics on the quiz include a literary device used in the imagery of the poem and what happens when dreams die, according to the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These areas will be covered:

  • The brevity of the poem
  • Free verse in the poem
  • The purpose of dreams in the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the poem Dreams by Langston Hughes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the poem's brevity and what that conveys to the audience
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of dreams and the free verse style of the poem

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the poem via the lesson we've named Dreams by Langston Hughes: Summary & Analysis. You'll be going over the following:

  • The theme of making a wish about your dreams in literature
  • Brief analysis of the poem's lines
  • Literary techniques used by the author in the poem