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Analysis and comments on The Negro Mother by Langston Hughes

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Comment 21 of 171, added on March 31st, 2005 at 7:43 PM.

This poems holds true the strength of the black women. The sacrafices she
will endure to give to her children what they desreve it is and should be a
guideline for young women to say to them that the struggle may be long put
the outcome is worth the wait if you do your best with your children that
although some of your dreams may have been delayed you can find pleasure in
watching your children make theirs come true

Quanesha from United States
Comment 20 of 171, added on March 30th, 2005 at 10:26 PM.

this poem is real deep. I feel like he wrote that just for me. it shows how
black woman suffered to get were they are at today. i still feel that we
are not getting all the respect that we should.but we will get sooner or
later.
God bless you Langston Hughes

ariel from United States
Comment 19 of 171, added on March 24th, 2005 at 11:04 AM.

This poem was one that really touched me. Being African American it is a
struggle and Mr. Hughes' poem shows this. We should honor his work and keep
trying for a better tomorrow

Shantel Thompson from United States
Comment 18 of 171, added on March 13th, 2005 at 1:26 PM.

THIS WAS A GREAT POEM ALL TOGETHR IT WAS JUST TOUCHING 2 ME BEING BLACK AND
YOUNG ,IT JUST TOUCHED MY HEART THIS IS THE REASON WHY I AM FOLLOWING MY
DREAM 2 B COME A POET THATS ALL I CAN SAY IT WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL

chaquita from United States
Comment 17 of 171, added on March 9th, 2005 at 6:15 PM.

that brought tears of joys to my eyes. I,being the black woman i am, loved
that poem.. I am now old, and i too had to suffer of that long ago many
many moons ago. I feel that no one should have to go through that great
depression again. Everyone should live life betterd.. not through the
wiplashes and the beatings I got from my POOR white farmer owners...
..danmn white folk suck.

peace out nigga'

Cholaka

cholaka from Brunei Darussalam, Negara
Comment 16 of 171, added on March 2nd, 2005 at 6:54 AM.

This poem represents truth in what African-Americans had to suffer through
and endure. This poem promotes the strength of endurance and dreams coming
to life. I am Caucasian and lived through desegration as a child. We were
poor and lived in a predominitely black neiborhood. The children in the
neighborhood were bussed to all white schools. I can remember getting on
the bus and police had to guard our bus because the "white people" wanted a
race war. It was terrifying. I can remember the feeling of relief of
leaving on the bus and getting away from the hatred and violence that
threatened the African children everyday. It is very heart wrenching to see
a African student to be threatened and put down, not because of anything
that he did but simply because of the color of his skin. To see the
struggle in his eyes and the plea for peace and acceptance leaves you with
a feeing of emptiness and pain. About halfway through the school year,
there wasn't a division of color anymore. The African children could walk
through the halls in freedom and acceptance. There was peace after the
storm and a breath of a new day.

cheryl groves from United States
Comment 15 of 171, added on February 23rd, 2005 at 5:53 PM.

ThisPoem had tears in my eyes this a veary beautyful poem .I am reading
this poem for black history mounth


Jasmine from United States
Comment 14 of 171, added on February 11th, 2005 at 10:41 PM.

THIS IS WHAT I NEED. I AM THE MISTRESS OF CEREMONY AT CHURCH.. I CAN MAKE
THIS COME ALIVE AGAIN. THE YOUNGER SET IS WHAT I POCUS ON. I AM GOING TO
E-MAIL YOU ALL BACK TO TELL YOU MORE.

Shondra Causey from United States
Comment 13 of 171, added on February 11th, 2005 at 11:40 AM.

I frist saw this peom on the back of a Church bulletin
in 1970, I have held on to it every since. Every time I
read it,its as if it the frist time. If only children of today know what a
proud people we are.

Corene from United States
Comment 12 of 171, added on February 9th, 2005 at 7:23 AM.

My first time reading this poem it was every special to me because Langston
went to the same school as my parents did,I think everyone should read this
poem and know that the struggle still go,s on. I plan on reading it and
dressing has a elderly women as a young lady praise dance at a homeless
shelter, I would like to thank my ancesters who paved the way so that I
might be free!

Brenda C. from United States

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