The Subject Page Number
The Poem ” As I Grew Older” 6-11
MY Dream 12-15
A Letter To The Poet 16
AS I GREW OLDER
by Langston Hughes
It was a long time .
I have almost forgotten my dream .
But it was there then ,
In front of me ,
Bright like a sun –
My dream .
And then the wall rose ,
Rose slowly ,
Between me and my dream .
Rose slowley , slowley
The light of my dream .
Rose until it touched the sky –
The wall .
I am black .
I lie down in the shadow .
No longer the light of my dream before me ,
Above me .
Only the thick wall .
Only the shadow .
My hands !
My dark hands !
Breack through the wall !
Find my draem !
Help me to shatter this darkness ,
To smash this night ,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun ,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
of sun !
MY CHILDHOOD DREAM
My radiant , childhood dream that brightened my life , accompanied me all the way and I am working hard to make it come true is to be a skillful doctor .
This dream appeared since I was a small girl.
I once saw my lovley parents are sick and need help . I felt helpless as I could not do anything .
From that time and even now I want to be a doctor to help others , to save lives , to make others smile and to make them understand the gifts that God gave us .
In addition I want to make my parents proud of me . I also want to be creative and try to produce new medicies to help patients .
I am working hard in order to attain my dream . I spaend a lot of time in the school to learn and to get high grades in all subjects . After school I will study at the university medicine .
It is not easy but I trust my ability and I will achieve my draem despite the difficulties because I will never lose hope .
A LETTER TO THE POET
Dear .Mr Langston Hughes ,
I am writing this letter in order to give you my opinion in your poem ” As I Grew Older ” .
Your poem ” As I Grew Older ” is one of the most beautiful poems that I have read , because it describes your long travel to achieve your bright dream through overcoming all the difficulties that came into your way . The best section in the poem is ” My dark hands “” Break through the wall ” I really like it .
Also I was impressed very much when you use the following verbs break , smash and shatter to describe how you overcome the wall that was between you and your dream .
moreover , what I understand from the wall , it can be prejudice or discrimination or anything else , that was blocking you from reaching your goal .
However in the end you reached your purpose by your strong faith .
I am very excited to know what is your dream that you were talking about .
I am looking forward to your reply .
I will be pleased if you reply quickly .
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