Finally, Langston Hughes uses one metaphor “does it exploded?”(10) Questioning if a dream deferred can collapse. During the Harlem Renaissance, the African Americans dreams get decline by racial conflict, the violence it causes the lack of self-confidence and lack of self-worth that it might “exploded” with despair. Hughes wrote this poem to show other people how many great artists, musicians, singers, authors gave up on their dreams during the Harlem Renaissance can cause a dream to defer to erupt. The conclusion of Langston Hughes?s “Harlem” The speaker does not refer to a specific dream. But talks more about the African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance. Those dreams cannot pursue because of the environment of injustice. That’s what it’s causing to a dream to postpone and to erupt.