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Analysis and comments on The Negro Mother by Langston Hughes

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Comment 45 of 175, added on December 10th, 2005 at 3:11 PM.

I'm in the eighth grade. I live in a society where people dont want me to
learn about my heritage and where there is a constant struggle of violence,
hatrid, and racism. This poem makes me feel more attached to my people and
I love that. I am related to this poet and there is a sense of pride i feel
when I read his words. It inspires me to help my people out of present day
bondage and that is powerful.

Brooke from United States
Comment 44 of 175, added on December 10th, 2005 at 9:10 AM.

i luv this poem dont get me wrong im only 11 but wen i get older im gonna b
a writer my mama got the collected poems of langston huhges book and ive
read every single last poem in the book in my 6th grade class im the only
kid who knos about him xcept for my friend (and i told her bout him) but i
really luv dat peom it kinda reminds me of my moms cuz no matter how much
pain she get raisin for kids workin and payin rent or gettin hurt she neva
gives up i luv my moms more than words kan express no words kan describe
her just like in the poem

brown_suga from United States
Comment 43 of 175, added on November 30th, 2005 at 7:13 PM.

MAN I LOVE THIS POEM...POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!

Mike Jones from Zimbabwe
Comment 42 of 175, added on November 21st, 2005 at 10:33 AM.

Didn't Lanston Hughes also write: From Mother to Son or Climb the
Staircase? I am anxious to find this for a friend's memorial service.

Mary de Treville from United States
Comment 41 of 175, added on November 19th, 2005 at 3:42 PM.

We Must Never Forget What We Must Pass On To Our Children, Hope, Truth, Our
Survival. And Yet We Will Be...

Alice S. from United States
Comment 40 of 175, added on November 6th, 2005 at 8:40 PM.

THE NEGRO MOTHER HAS BEEN A TORCH OF LIGHT,STRENGTH,AND SPIRIT TO MY LIFE,
I HAVE AN ORIGINAL COPY,WHEN I COMPARED THE TWO,THE COPY ON LINE HAVE
MISSPELLED WORDS PLEASE PROOF READ.
THANK YOU IMANI AYOBUNMI

IMANI from United States
Comment 39 of 175, added on October 24th, 2005 at 9:00 PM.

My mother taught me this poem when I was in the third grade and I have
always kept it close to my heart. It is timeless and global. Sure, she is
the Negro mother, but she speaks to the Latino child, the Asian Child, the
Native American child, the Jewish child and any human spirit who struggles
and have the faith in God to not give up, but keep on keepin' on. Her
spirit beckons us to lift up our voices and speak out against disparities
regarding race, age, religion, culture, sex and so on. She empowers each of
us to recognize our role as leaders, role models and visonaries. WE are the
Negro mother--in Pakistan, Cuba, Nigeria, Canada, America or wherever you
reside in this vast world. She lives in you and she lives in me! May God
bless and keep you.-Niambi

Niambi from United States
Comment 38 of 175, added on October 21st, 2005 at 6:29 PM.

this poem is goood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

luvia from United States
Comment 37 of 175, added on October 20th, 2005 at 10:07 PM.

this poem is just beautiful. i love it!sometimes we forget how blessed we
are and a pooem like this just reminds us.thank you langston hughes for
writting this.

angela from United States
Comment 36 of 175, added on October 14th, 2005 at 8:23 PM.

I can recall being a part of showcase for the arts when I was in the eighth
grade. I recited this poem, from memory, dressed the part with my wool two
piece suit, my coffee stocking, my round toe dress shoes and my brim hat.
This poem is the most inspirational writings of all times. I am now in my
thirties and I still recite this poem because of the strength of the negro
mother, my battles seem simplistic. I encourage everyone who reads this
poem to share it with a friend. Remember that perserverance achieves
success.

Dacia from United States

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