What is the message in dreaming black boy?

The poem is about a black boy who wishes that he could have regular things in life. Things such as a congratulatory hug, to be educated to the highest level and to travel without harassment. The persona yearns to stop fighting for the basic right to be successful and to rise above societal expectations.

How does the boy differ from his ancestors in dreaming black boy?

He knows that he is different from his enslaved ancestors, but he feels still trapped by the prejudice he has to bear. He wants to travel the world and be educated, rather than having to do demeaning jobs to get by. He wishes to be like the revolutionary Paul Robeson, whom he idolizes.

What does the boy wish that the individuals who throw torches would do instead?

He hopes that the individuals who throw torches would instead burn their light for a worthy cause and that plotters in pyjamas would pray for themselves (or find something better to do) instead of praying for the eradication (destruction of a race.

What is the name of the poet who wrote dreaming black boy?

James Berry (b. 1924) spent his childhood in a village in Jamaica, before working in the United States. He settled in Britain in 1948 where he has remained ever since. One of the first black writers in Britain to achieve wider recognition, Berry rose to prominence in 1981 when he won the National Poetry Competition.

What is a theme of a poem?

Theme is the lesson or message of the poem. Does the poem have something to say about life or human nature? That message would be the theme, and there can be more than one theme for a single poem, even something as short as ‘We Real Cool’!

What is the poem once upon a time by Gabriel Okara about?

‘Once Upon a Time’ is a free verse poem that focuses on a father’s attitude to cultural change and times past, before the incoming Western culture affected the native African way of life. In the poem, the man (presumably a father) addresses the son, telling him in a rather nostalgic manner, how things used to be.

What is the poet trying to express?

Answer: He expresses his desire to sing Him hymns during the time of hardship and suffering. The poet knows it very well that remembering God at the time of pain and agony is much easier than worshipping Him during the moments of success and happiness.