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Dreams by Langston Hughes:
Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams for when dreams go life is a barren field Frozen with snow.

How do this metaphor Works in relation to the poems title "dreams"?

How is the description different from saying simply that when dreams are unfulfilled life is difficult?

How is it different from saying that a life without dreams is like a broken-winged bird? Would using a simile rather than a metaphor negate or weaken Hughes poem?

What makes this an effective metaphor and why?

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