Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 24th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 115,441 comments.
Analysis and comments on Mother to Son by Langston Hughes

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 [17] 18 19 20 
21 22 23 24 25

Comment 83 of 243, added on March 23rd, 2007 at 2:57 PM.

I can really relate to this. I'm a college student,mother of 2, and a wife.
I have many obstacles. I do realize life for me ain't going to be a crystal
stair. Everythng i'm going through at this time will be worth it. I will
always let God be the define desider of my life, and everything will okay.

carya from United States
Comment 82 of 243, added on March 19th, 2007 at 12:31 PM.

HI MY DEAR POEM THIS POEM I TOOK IT AT MY UNIV.THIS IS A VERY NICE POEM.

DONDON from Egypt
Comment 81 of 243, added on March 7th, 2007 at 8:17 AM.

I think this poem is really good it has help me come through all my trials
and obstacles. When I'm going through something I just look back at this
poem and tell myself that I can't give up I can make it.

Angelique from United States
Comment 80 of 243, added on January 31st, 2007 at 1:35 PM.

I read this poem at an assembly in the 3rd grade. Thanks goodness I never
forgot it because life for me ain't been no crystal stair. But I'se a stll
climbin. These words have helped me to not give up.

Tana from United States
Comment 79 of 243, added on January 29th, 2007 at 7:59 PM.

What is meant by the metaphor "the crystal stair"

Diane from United States
Comment 78 of 243, added on December 10th, 2006 at 5:11 PM.

I'm trying to find the central theme/focus the poem mother to Son.
Different stanza's if there are any.

Annie Elder from United States
Comment 77 of 243, added on July 3rd, 2006 at 11:05 PM.

THIS POEM IS REALI GOOD, BY THIS POEM MOST PEOPLE KNOW THAT LIFE IS NOT
CRYSTAL STAIRT AND WE MUST STRUGGLE TO PSCE THE LIFE.

RIRI MALANG from Indonesia
Comment 76 of 243, added on June 3rd, 2006 at 10:13 PM.

I am trial judge who sees young men before him in serious trouble with
mothers who care, who have to face disappointment with their children who
are facing jail sentences and diminished futures. The words from this poem
come to mind so often as I see those sad mothers in court.

Andrew Sonner from United States
Comment 75 of 243, added on May 15th, 2006 at 5:08 PM.

I read this poem when i was senior in high school and i feel in love with
it. I am now in my twenties and i an still remember it. This poem will
always be with me, it is just great.

melly from United States
Comment 74 of 243, added on May 10th, 2006 at 4:18 PM.

I had to memorize this poem in 3rd grade....I am now a junior in high
school (11th grade) and i still remember bits of it....this, to me, proves
to be one of the greatest poems ever written.

Jewel from United States

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 [17] 18 19 20 
21 22 23 24 25
Share |


Information about Mother to Son

Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Mother to Son
Volume: Collected Poems
Year: 1994
Added: Jun 3 2004
Viewed: 5337 times


Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: Mother to Son
By: Langston Hughes

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Country:
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Subject:
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Hughes Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore