What Langston Hughes poem refers to a “raisin in the sun”? January 16, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Literature Leave a Comment Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” (1951) refers to a “raisin in the sun”. Hughes asks: “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” Related PostsWhat was the name of the poem that later became the “Star-Spangled Banner”?What ship was nicknamed “Old Ironsides” in the 1830 poem?When was the Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus” added to the Statue of Liberty?What playwright wrote a play called Paradise Lost that was not based on Milton’s poem?In the Old English poem Beowulf (eighth cent.), what nation did Beowulf come from?