Trivia: Who used “a barren field frozen with snow” as a metaphor for dying dreams?
Correct Answer: Langston Hughes
So why is this answer correct? : One of the leading figures in the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes was a poet, activist, and innovator of jazz poetry. In the first stance of his poem, “Dreams” (1923), Hughes encourages the reader to hold onto their dreams because “if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” He later goes on to compare life without dreams to a “barren field frozen with snow.”