What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
Faith & Hope
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work
a comparison between two unrelated things through a shared characteristic
the attribution of human qualities to a non-human thing
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