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Analysis and comments on The Negro Mother by Langston Hughes

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Comment 52 of 192, added on February 6th, 2006 at 6:06 PM.

MAN after reading a poem like that i just stare at my skin wondering if
people look at me for me or my skin .
After reading this peom I have had the willingness to
do better in school.Rembering that my people died
for an education,And yet im here not taking advantage of the fact that im
able to have one.


Ciara Climer
Comment 51 of 192, added on February 5th, 2006 at 1:45 AM.

this work of art gives people a strong sense of reality of what black
people went through everyday. its a beautiful anthem that you have to read
with strength and passion. langston hughes is such an encouragement to me
and my poetry. i look up to him b/c he talked about wats real. his poetry
is the never ending waterfall of truth that flows through my spirit and
nourishes my dtermination to press on.

Victorious from United States
Comment 50 of 192, added on January 29th, 2006 at 10:34 PM.

I was moved to tears as I read this poem. It is because of my mother and
thousands of other black mothers that I am the mother and the woman that I
am today. I am grateful that Mr. Hughes lived and left a legacy for all of
us to enjoy, to learn and to reflect.

Eunice Ellison from United States
Comment 49 of 192, added on January 26th, 2006 at 1:30 AM.

I've been offically writing poems since 2002, it's been a short but lively
venture into my own my mind and self. I had always love poetry as a
listener but never as a writer myself. I stated when pain and frustration
was brought upon me and i was in my wrost corner of my life. I never read
an poetry through the years of my writing because i thought that it might
hinder my poetic process of writing. This was the poem that I have read
that wasn't mine in years. It really opened a big window in my mind and it
lead me to takeing my poetry to the next level. Thank you Langston Hughes
From: Truth AKA: Truepoetry

Truth from United States
Comment 48 of 192, added on January 20th, 2006 at 8:26 PM.

I recited this poem last year for our black history program at church. This
poem has always made me feel like I can do anything.

Angela from United States
Comment 47 of 192, added on January 10th, 2006 at 5:58 PM.

This poem is an excellent poem for any black person who understands that
every day of the black races lives, we are continiously being put down by
the white race. This poem is one of the best poems that I have ever read
for an african american. It helped me to understand some of the horrible
things that slaves have went through but how we never gave up, and how we
still pushed on through all of the troubles in our lives. This poem is
something that every black person should be able to relate to and if not
can soon help them relate to or understand the troubles of our race. This
poem is EXCELLENT. I really enjoyed it.

Brittany Wilson from United States
Comment 46 of 192, added on January 8th, 2006 at 11:03 PM.

I was looking for a poem to perform for our upcoming black history program
at church and came across this one. IT IS GREAT! I look forward to the
challange of being able to bring it to life, give it meaning, because it
wasn't me! But because of that Negro Mother I am me!

TARSHA from United States
Comment 45 of 192, 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 192, 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 192, added on November 30th, 2005 at 7:13 PM.


Mike Jones from Zimbabwe

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