Best Of Langston Hughes Poetry “I Dream a World”, the Poet of this Poem is Langston Hughes. The Poet says that I envision a world where no one will hate another one (in the Dream). I think of a world that is blessed with love and peace. The earth looks more attractive by decorating it.

Stanza 1
I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its path adorn.

Meanings:
Scorn (extreme contempt) adorn (embellish; to make something or somebody look more attractive by decorating it or them with something)

Paraphrase:
I envision a world where no one will hate another one. I think of a world that is blessed with love and peace. The earth looks more attractive by decorating it.

Reference to the Context:
This stanza has been taken from the poet Langston Hughes’s poem, “I Dream a World”. The poet has presented an ideal concept of human life on earth where everybody enjoys every facility. He wishes to have a quarrel-free world. The life on earth should be exactly like life in paradise.

Explanation:
The poet presents before us the dream vision of a Utopia, an ideal world. The poet has a humanistic attitude towards life. He dreams of a world where no one has developed deep hatred for anyone, where there is a rule of love. HE wishes to have a world where there are no quarrels, no wars and no killing. He likes to live in society where there is peace and security of life and property, where human rights are not violated and people shall not behave like wild animals.

Stanza 2
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps (destroys something gradually) the soul
Nor avarice blight (to spoil or damage something by causing a lot of problems) our day.

Meanings:
Avarice (extreme desire of wealth)

Paraphrase:
I envision a world where all will enjoy freedom, where greed will not destroy the soul gradually, where extreme desire of wealth will not spoil somebody’s life when he was most successful and famous.

Reference to the Context:
This stanza has been taken from the poet Langston Hughes’s poem, “I Dream a World”. The poet has presented an ideal concept of human life on earth where everybody enjoys every facility. He wishes to have a quarrel-free world. The life on earth should be exactly like life in paradise.

Explanation:
This poem presents before us the dream vision of Utopia, an ideal world. Many other philosophers have also presented the same view of life. The poet envisions world as a globe village. People living (live; alive) in different countries, belonging to different religions and races, shall live like brothers. He dreams of a world where everyone enjoys freedom of expression and action. He thinks of a world where greed will not destroy the soul gradually. It is a well-known proverb that “Greed is a Curse”. The poet wishes to have a world where we do not have extreme desire of wealth. This desire of having more and more wealth has spoiled the life of many famous and successful persons. No one can dare to deny that wealth is the root cause of all evils in the world; people forget the moral and religious teaching when it comes to wealth.

Stanza 3
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race (contest, competition, event) you be,
Will share the bounties (generosity) of the earth
And every man is free.

Paraphrase:
I envision a world where there will be no discrimination on the basis of color and race, where all shall share the natural resources of the world, where all human-beings will be free to act.

Reference to the Context:
This stanza has been taken from the poet Langston Hughes’s poem, “I Dream a World”. The poet has presented an ideal concept of human life on earth where everybody enjoys every facility. He wishes to have a quarrel-free world. The life on earth should be exactly like life in paradise.

Explanation:
This poem presents before us the dream vision of Utopia, an ideal world. The poet visualizes a world which is free of discrimination on the basis of color and race. People support people on racial grounds. Islam is all right but it is regretted the Muslims do not support Muslims. On the contrary an Arab supports an Arab, a Pakhtoon support Pakhtoon. The poet wished the world to a global village, were all shall share the natural resources of the world, where all shall enjoy freedom. Throughout the history of mankind wars have been fought for capturing the natural resources, for possessing more and more of it. If there were no such craze, peace could prevail in the world. And man would stop making other men his slaves.

Stanza 4
Where wretchedness will hang its head,
And joy (delight, great pleasure, joyfulness), like a pearl,
Attend the needs of all mankind.
Of such I dream —-
Our world!

Meanings:
Wretchedness (poverty; misery)

Paraphrase:
I envision a world where there is no poverty, no misery, where joy and happiness serve all the mankind, like a pearl, where needs of all the mankind shall be met. I dream such a world for all.

Reference to the Context:
This stanza has been taken from the poem, “I Dream a World” written by Langston Hughes. The poet has presented an ideal concept of human life on earth where everybody enjoys every facility. He wishes to have a quarrel-free world. The life on earth should be exactly like life in paradise.

Explanation:
This poem presents before us the dream vision of Utopia, an ideal world. The poet envisions a world where there is no poverty that young boys and girls fail to acquire good education, they cannot establish a flourishing business, and cannot get a good start in life. If there is no poverty all would have an equal opportunity to go ahead. As a result joy and happiness would prevail in the world. The poet dreams of such a world for all where needs of everyone are met. No one has to beg, borrow or steal. Consequently evil ways of living would come to an end.