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Analysis and comments on Mother to Son by Langston Hughes

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Comment 35 of 225, added on August 17th, 2005 at 7:11 AM.

I'm taking a course on Literature I choose this poem to analyze because
it's very inspiring.

iris from United States
Comment 34 of 225, added on July 27th, 2005 at 8:30 AM.

the first time i read this poem i was made to in middle school.....n i
loved it....again i was to read this poem in high school and had to act
with it. i always told myself that i would read this poem to my son if i
ever had the chance.....i have my chance my son was born to me on
valentines day of 2001......with many problems.....his little life is what
this poem depicts.....dont give up....keep going.......we all get whats due
to us in the end.......life everlasting.....to my son mommy loves you lil

pamela aller from United States
Comment 33 of 225, added on July 12th, 2005 at 5:33 PM.

This poem has been carved in my mind since 7th grade. Just recently I
decided to look for it, not quite sure who the poet was. Thankfully
Langston Hughes sounded familiar. Today is my 24th birthday, and a good
day to rediscover this amazing poem. It's the perfect metephor for life.

Alayne Waters from United States
Comment 32 of 225, added on July 12th, 2005 at 12:24 PM.

a powerful piece of literature that explores the concept of physical and
mental strength. this is set against background filled with dejection and
lost hope.

joanne sherwood from Jamaica
Comment 31 of 225, added on July 1st, 2005 at 9:15 AM.

The same as Adrian, I had been looking for this poem for ages, with the
only difference that I had less places where to look. This poem left a very
deep mark in my soul and I always wanted to have the privilege to share it
with my friends all over the world. Thank you Langston for the poem and you
at the site for this incredible opportunity!

Carlos Gonzalez from Cuba
Comment 30 of 225, added on June 29th, 2005 at 7:11 AM.

I first read this poen in the 7th grade and now that I am current taking
some African Aamerican Literature courses I truely understand and
appreciate the context of this great poem. Langston Hughes indeed a great
writter of his times.

MONIQUE from Armenia
Comment 29 of 225, added on June 20th, 2005 at 10:21 AM.

The poem is excellent but what do she mean by don't sit down on the steps

stacey from United States
Comment 28 of 225, added on June 9th, 2005 at 8:42 AM.

I have had to act out and memorize this poem and i enjoyed doing it very
much. In this poem you can really be dramatic and i love being
Thank you Langston for the wonderful poem and all your others.

Tha cutie from United States
Comment 27 of 225, added on June 8th, 2005 at 7:25 AM.

This poem is very intriging, Langston Hughes was a great poem artist.

Rick from United States
Comment 26 of 225, added on June 7th, 2005 at 6:14 PM.

my english teacher gave it out to our class to read, learn and enjoy it.
not only is it a truelly beutiful poem, but there are many literacy
techniques you can learn from it.

lea from United States

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Information about Mother to Son

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