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Vintage Hughes - Island [2] Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Harlem is described as an island between two rivers and the dream deferred is evoked once again.

Analysis

Harlem is called a dream within a dream; it is an island of refuge in the midst of a sea of discrimination. The greater dream, of true and widespread equality is held onto, but, for the time being, Harlem is a place where black culture can flourish despite the onslaught of white racism.

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