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Arnold Rampersad is the Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus at Stanford University. His books include "Ralph Ellison," the two-volume work "The Life of Langston Hughes" and "Jackie Robinson: A Biography." The views expressed here are his.
(CNN)Tim Kaine adorned with two literary references his introduction to Hillary Clinton when she gave her historic concession speech before an audience of their bitterly disappointed supporters.
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.