Poem, Mother Of Son, By Langston Hughes Essay

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Poetry Journal Assignment In the poem, Mother to Son, by Langston Hughes, the author highlights counsels a mother to her son, to be persistent, not to let discouraged by obstacles that arise in life, posing herself example, “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair…But all the time I’se been a-climin’ on.”, the image of a mother lovingly, wisely talking to her son about life.The language used by the mother shows that she was not an educated person and words such as “Tacks”, “splinters”, “boards torn up” suggests that life was not so easy for this woman. Obstacles of life are often very sharp, the challenges are difficult and painful, like a ladder with all kinds of defects, which is very difficult to be ascent. The way this mother describes her journey through this life, make the reader to understand that she is a black woman who had faced a lot of obstacles in her quest to move forward in life from the whites, “And sometimes goin’ in the dark, Where there ain’t been no light. So, boy, don’t you turn back.” Any parent wants for his/her child to succeed in life and often he/she is able to sacrifice everything for that. Even an uneducated mother has in her the desire to see their child happy, and she is able to sacrifice herself. The mother in our poem encourages her child not to give up, not to stop no matter how hard will be, despite all the challenges of life, “So, boy, don’t you turn back. ‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard. Don’t you fall now - “ In contrast with the

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