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“I Dream a World”: Rewriting Hughes’s Signature Poem

W. Jason Miller

in Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060446
eISBN:
9780813050713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060446.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter documents King’s most visible engagements with Langston Hughes’s poem “I Dream a World.” This engagement reveals how King internalized and then rewrote Hughes’s dream in a series of ... More


The March on Washington: Veiling Hughes’s Poetry

W. Jason Miller

in Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060446
eISBN:
9780813050713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060446.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This very brief chapter rereads King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963, by indentifying the various allusions made to Hughes’s poetry. Poems such as “I ... More


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