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Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun This famous line from the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes led to the development of the Lorraine Hansberrys award winning play The line refers to the description of hope which is one of the major reoccurring themes of the play And life for me aint been no crystal stair This is yet another line from Langston Hughes yet it comes from the poem Mother to Son This poem describes the journey of life rather than the hope to continue the journey of life Mother to Son describes life in a much broader aspect and in a more general view than the poem Harlem A Raisin in the Sun was the best title choice for Lorraine Hansberrys classic play over Crystal Stair because it more strongly expressed the power of hopeWhile Mother to Son is a very well written poem in its own its overall mood and affect that it gives does not have quit the powerfulness in its message as Harlem to me Its a type of poem that describes more of the overall journey than of just a certain part of that journey It tells about the ups and downs of life I might have agreed to this being the title of Lorraine Hansberrys play if the play had covered the Younger from the very beginning of time to the happy ever after but it doesnt Hansberrys book covers just a short period of time in the Youngers family where life got tough and decisions had to be made The Mother to Son covers more about the duration of the journey rather than the journey itself and that journey is what teaches you a lesson Harlem poem embodies and symbolizes the whole period of time that is covered in A Raisin in the Sun Harlem describes the phases of hope in peoples life and never ending cycle of it in life These descriptions
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