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Analysis and comments on The Negro Mother by Langston Hughes

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Comment 48 of 188, 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 188, 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 188, 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 188, 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 188, 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 188, added on November 30th, 2005 at 7:13 PM.


Mike Jones from Zimbabwe
Comment 42 of 188, 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 188, 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 188, added on November 6th, 2005 at 8:40 PM.


IMANI from United States
Comment 39 of 188, 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

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: The Negro Mother
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