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A poem by an American poet that is about the American Dream?

Asked by yemmabean (4points) June 2nd, 2017

I need help find a poem about the American dream.

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janbb's avatar

I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman doesn’t specifically reference the American dream but is related.

If you can use song lyrics, try Neil Diamond’s song America which does reference the American dream and is a very positive song.

SavoirFaire's avatar

“Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes.

SergeantQueen's avatar

Wow, @SavoirFaire you must’ve read my mind! I was going to post that exact poem.
If you are looking for poems about America, Langston Hughes is a great poet for that.

flutherother's avatar

What about Woody Guthrie ‘s “This Land is your Land”.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

^^^ I love it when this song gets performed at extreme-right-wing events. People sing along with gusto, having no idea that it’s a socialist anthem and critical response to Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.”

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