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Langston Hughes- Dream Deferred

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Speaker &Audience

In this poem the speaker is someone that is curious as to what happens when a dream is put off or delayed. This person may be putting off, or delaying a dream that they really want to pursue in. The identifiable audience for the speaker is someone who is going through the same thing that the speaker is talking about such as, putting a dream off.The poem is very general so the speaker could be talking about any type of dream rather than just one specific dream.