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Analysis and comments on Mother to Son by Langston Hughes

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Comment 97 of 917, added on June 13th, 2008 at 3:50 AM.

Ive choosen this for my poetry project as i really can relate to this. The
mother in the poem is cares a lot for her son as she gives him advice; and
to us too. There are life lessons we can learn from the poem, such as going
on in the face of hardships and not giving up too easily.

Dlaine Tan from Singapore
Comment 96 of 917, added on February 24th, 2008 at 3:28 AM.

This poem, written by the great Langston Hughes is an all time favorite of
mine and a Legend to African Americans. Like, so any Afrian Americans,(as
well as others, but especially African Americans) the Mother in the poem
has struggled to overcome various obstacles that could have hindered her.
However, her faith and determination have allowed her to persevere.
Therefore, she (like Hughes) is taking the time to encourage, inspire and
inform her son that life is not always going to easy, fun or even
comprehensive. There will be times that one may feel like giving up, doing
something wring or just doubting one 's self (all which reap poor results)
Throughout these times," look to the hills which cometh your help"...and
dwell not on earthly things..for joy cometh in the morning......so be ye
steadfast in your faith and strive to persevere and success will be yours.
This is a very valuable lesson and the fact that Mr. Hughes is sharing this
it is very inspiring to me. I enjoy & admire him for his work and positive
endeavors; and I too, will do my part to encourage others (especially my
son)....and students that Life for me Ain't been no crystal stair, neither
will theirs but hardwork and determination....failure is impossible. As my
dear Grandmother used to say,,,"It;s okay to fall;but don't wollow
!"......Get Back up Again!

Reynelda Gilleylen from United States
Comment 95 of 917, added on February 22nd, 2008 at 1:11 AM.

Langston Hughes is a legend in his own time. This particular poem has given
me strength to believe in myself and to proceed towards my goals and
aspirations.
Thank You Mr. Hughes. Gone but not forgotten.

stokes from United States
Comment 94 of 917, added on February 10th, 2008 at 2:37 PM.

this was the best poem i ever read it has been my favorit since 1st grade i
absoultly love the poet i can realate to her

marie from United States
Comment 93 of 917, added on November 6th, 2007 at 5:26 PM.

THIS POEM IS SO TOUCHING TO ME IT TOUCHED ME REALLY BAD AND I CAN REALLY
REALLY RELATE TO IT

TAN from United States
Comment 92 of 917, added on October 30th, 2007 at 4:52 PM.

Perseverance and determination are key concepts inspired by this poem.
Challenges are many, in spite of challenges, we must continue forward.

Annette Blake from United States
Comment 91 of 917, added on August 6th, 2007 at 12:13 PM.

A poem in which Langston Hughes speaks to the reader. Poem with supurb use
of imagery and methaphors. A poem every student should read. The message
can be an inspiration to everyone, regardless of the circumstance.

Verona A. Satchell from United States
Comment 90 of 917, added on June 13th, 2007 at 8:09 PM.

This poem tell us that we should never give up in our life. Life is not
easy for everyone.

Jinal Patel from India
Comment 89 of 917, added on May 17th, 2007 at 10:33 AM.

To begin, I would like to note that Langston Hughes is an exceptional
writer especially in the era of the Harlem Renaissance. This poem really
portrays how he felt in that time period. He talks about problems that come
in life but to run away from them. He urges us to confront them and jump
over any obstacles. Because, in the end, your gonna get through it

Daynon Turner from Barbados
Comment 88 of 917, added on May 10th, 2007 at 6:19 PM.

This poem to me is about how a mother tells her son that you have to live
your life and not stop or turn back just because there is a problem. So I
think this poem is a good one.

Katie 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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