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Analysis and comments on Mother to Son by Langston Hughes

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Comment 61 of 221, added on March 14th, 2006 at 3:34 PM.

I think that making pancakes is like this poem.

hot toddy from United States
Comment 60 of 221, added on March 10th, 2006 at 8:57 AM.

The first time I was introduced to Lagston's writings I was in the 5th
grade. I am now a teacher, I have introduced my studetns to this great
poetry and they love it. Teresa

Teresa from United States
Comment 59 of 221, added on March 3rd, 2006 at 9:01 PM.

I DID A PROJECT ON THIS!!! it was in 6th grade i made a really taterd
staircase and a mother and son on the stairs. it was pretty cool. I
really like this poem. Really shows how Life isnt al that and a box of
chocolates... but u must still go through with it and finish it because in
the end its not really bad.

Matt from United States
Comment 58 of 221, added on February 27th, 2006 at 11:25 PM.

I love this poem, my son is in prison and wants to give up on all hope. I
sent it to him and he called crying to thank me ! How wonderful the
internet is to give us an opportunity to find such great works. Take care
all of you. Peace and Life is good

sue from United States
Comment 57 of 221, added on February 26th, 2006 at 12:07 PM.

THİS POEM SHOWS US THE LİFE ITSELF.LIFE ISNT EASY BUT WHEN MY
MOTHER IS MY NEAR EVERYHING IS PERFECT SHE IS MY WHOLE LIFE AND SHE LOVES
ME A LOT LIKE THE WOMAN WHO LOVE AND CARE HER SON

BURCU from Turkey
Comment 56 of 221, added on February 19th, 2006 at 3:44 PM.

This poem is what ever Mother wants for their son.
Life isn't a rose bed.It is up to you. Made all your dreams come
true.Things will get you down. But get back up and do sometime about it.

Shenna from United States
Comment 55 of 221, added on February 19th, 2006 at 10:08 AM.

Someone asked about the crystal stairs. They represent the good life.
Crystal is expensive, shiney, pretty and smooth. The hard stairs with bare
boards, tacks and darkness represents the harder life. Symbolism I
guess....don't quote my literary terms!

Angela from Canada
Comment 54 of 221, added on February 9th, 2006 at 4:23 PM.

woah! that girl Meagan (comment #51) spells her name the same as mine!
anyway, I also was reading this for English as part of my assignment for
DSTPs. quite good.

Meagan from United States
Comment 53 of 221, added on February 8th, 2006 at 2:38 PM.

great poem!

channel from United Kingdom
Comment 52 of 221, added on January 31st, 2006 at 1:42 PM.

I liked this poem, but I dont understand what the speaker meant when she
said that her life has not been a "crystal stair"...can somebody please
tell me..thanks

Nare from United States

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Mother to Son
Volume: Collected Poems
Year: 1994
Added: Jun 3 2004
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