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The “dream deferred” is the dream of opportunity in America that, Hughes argues, has been denied to his fellow African-Americans. An interesting point that is rarely raised in the numerous discussions of this poem is that “deferred” implies that the dream has not been permanently denied to black people, but rather delayed. The “dream”, which may sensibly be regarded as “the American Dream” found within Jefferson’s vision of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” (Jefferson, 1785) has been denied to African-Americans and Hughes, in characteristically direct manner, asks the simple but profound question “what happens” when it is denied.