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Analysis and comments on Mother to Son by Langston Hughes

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Comment 23 of 903, added on April 20th, 2005 at 7:08 AM.

I thought tis was good poem. The Poem sound nice in my head. Poem was
beautiful from end to beginning. Langston Hughes is the favorite writer now
of me!

Tarub from Ethiopia
Comment 22 of 903, added on April 13th, 2005 at 8:23 PM.

I went on this site for my english homework but got so much more! When I
read this poem I fell deeply in love with it! It has so much meaning to
everyone; NEVER GIVE UP WHEN SOMETHING IS HARD, BECAUSE OTHERS HAVE BEEN
THROUGH SO MUCH MORE! So I want to personally thank Mr. Sharp(my english
teacher) for coming up with this assignment! Thank-you Mr. Sharp!

Ashley from United States
Comment 21 of 903, added on April 12th, 2005 at 6:56 PM.

This is one of the best real poems that I have ever read.

heather from United States
Comment 20 of 903, added on March 23rd, 2005 at 12:21 PM.

our eight grade teacher required us to memorize this poem or another poem.
Although i didn't pick this poem, i learned alot from it while others
recited it. Thanks ms. Blackwell

Teni from United States
Comment 19 of 903, added on March 13th, 2005 at 3:03 PM.

This poem is about an experience an evidence of a mother for her children
and a fight for one's life.

Lolita from Egypt
Comment 18 of 903, added on March 7th, 2005 at 5:00 PM.

This is a great poem. We recently moved and at my last school we were
studying poetry. My group had to stand up and read a poem, and this was
it. Every time I read this, I hear my friends.

libonessengirl from United States
Comment 17 of 903, added on March 1st, 2005 at 7:12 AM.

I think that this poem is very profound. It speaks not only to the olden
times but also to today wherein individuals are faced with various
obstacles. It reminds us that amidst it all Never Give Up.

Suzette from United States
Comment 16 of 903, added on February 13th, 2005 at 3:42 PM.

I learned this poem in the 7th grade and it became a part of me. When
things would get rather rough, I'd find myself- an African American
(female)quoting this poem to myself. I'm now married, 40 years old, with
two sons of my own. I consider Mr. Hughues' poem a gift;one that I will
continue to be share with my off-spring. This mother's love and
encouragement just resonates in this poem. It's right on point--"don't set
down on the steps". We just need to keep telling this generation....if past
generations made it--SURELY YOU CAN TOO!

Loved all of your warm comments.

Gloria -Florida


Gloria Sutton from United States
Comment 15 of 903, added on February 11th, 2005 at 10:25 PM.

I learned this poem in 8th grade. I had one of the few African American
teachers our district had and she had us learn about African American
heroes in history instead of only the "white" people that were in our
books. I love this poem and I thank Mrs. Stafford for opening my eyes to
real American history.

Amy Clingman from United States
Comment 14 of 903, added on February 7th, 2005 at 9:05 AM.

Black students preparing for a high stakes test were given an article to
read on the life of Langston Hughes. I was sadden to know that neither had
heard of him nor of this powerful poem. In preparation for one test the
students have lost time to be exposed to such wonderful poetry. The next
session will include this powerful poem that they need so much to build
determination and stamina. Thank you Langston.

Etta Harbin 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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