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Analysis and comments on Mother to Son by Langston Hughes

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Comment 51 of 221, added on January 21st, 2006 at 8:00 PM.

WE had a guest speaker in our English Class and she had us do an essay
around one of the questions about this Poem. After reading the poem, i
immediately fell in love with it. I just wish that all mothers should care
for thier children as this woman cares so much for her son. I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Meagan from United States
Comment 50 of 221, added on December 17th, 2005 at 6:33 PM.

the poem was great i'm a high school student and most of the poems we as
students have to read are amazingly hard to comprehend but this one is
talking about how his mother doesn't want him to quit in life that he can
achieve anything just as she has and is continuing to do.

dee dee from United States
Comment 49 of 221, added on November 30th, 2005 at 7:06 PM.

How does the speaker view life?
From the mother's message,what canwe infer about her character?

ying -ying from Thailand
Comment 48 of 221, added on November 29th, 2005 at 10:06 PM.

i need help i need to know who he wrote this peom to, what made him write
this

cindy from United States
Comment 47 of 221, added on November 29th, 2005 at 5:14 PM.

This is one of my favorite poems in ths words, I know all the words to it.
I love it so much and the metaphor really made so much sense. The stairs
idea really made the poetry make sense.

tutu Oltawura from United States
Comment 46 of 221, added on November 27th, 2005 at 7:47 AM.

I was given this poem by my "sun" which "sings out loud" to me that he has
been inspired by MY life and that he has been given strength to hold tight
and strong in his own hard times and struggles, through inspiration from
me. In that, Langston Hughes gift of poetry has traveled full circle, as
intended....a gift my son has given back to both Langston and I.

Francesca Bergenti from United States
Comment 45 of 221, added on November 4th, 2005 at 6:30 PM.

My grandfather cut this poem out of the newspaper and framed it for me when
I was between 10 and 12. In moving either when I was 14 or 17 (two
different moves) it was broken and lost. I have been looking for it since.
I did not know the authors name, just "Life ain't been no crystal stair".

Thirty years later it still tells me, keep trying, don't let your problems
get you down.

Mark W. Weihl

Mark W. Weihl from United States
Comment 44 of 221, added on October 17th, 2005 at 11:39 AM.

I recieted this alot when I was younger.It delivers a great message and it
makes me feel good when I recite it.
Thanks,

MaghanMurphy from United States
Comment 43 of 221, added on September 23rd, 2005 at 10:14 PM.

i am in the 8th grade and i loved this poem it really tough me alot about
life and it may be a small poem but there is a big message in it..

Vonda from United States
Comment 42 of 221, added on September 21st, 2005 at 10:19 AM.

I taught this poem at several levels, and always found the responses
fascinating. Often they revealed more than I expected. The responses and
the poem were inspiring to me then, and they are now as I reread them
thirty years later. The poem shows dignity and power of will.

Harvey Nagler 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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