In langston hughes's poem mother to son and in richard wilbur's poem the writer, the poets use the voice of a parent considering a child's future, and both use imagery of struggle and survival to suggest what lies ahead for the child although the point of view, context, and language of the two. Langston hughes (1902-1967) was an american poet, activist, novelist, and playwright he is also considered one of the leaders of the harlem renaissance, which was the cultural, social, and artistic movement of black artists that took place in harlem between the end of world war i and the mid-1930s. Mother to son by langston hughes well, son, i'll tell you: life for me ain't been no crystal stair it's had tacks in it, and splinters, and boards torn up.
Hughes wrote novels, plays, short stories, essays, but he was most known for his poetry the realities of the black experiences and the possibilities of hope and advancement were constantly present the negro mother was written some years after mother to son and they share similar themes and style. Mother to son langston hughes album the weary blues mother to son lyrics well, son, i'll tell you: life for me ain't been no crystal stair it's had tacks in it, and splinters, and boards torn up, and places with no carpet on the floor— bare.
Mother to son well, son, i'll tell you: life for me ain't been no crystal stair it's had tacks in it, and splinters, and boards torn up, and places with no carpet on the floor— bare but all the time i'se been a-climbin' on, and reachin' landin's, and turnin' corners, and sometimes goin' in the dark where there. Mother to son is a poem that the speaker is a mother who describes her hardships to her son by comparing her life to stairs hughes poem mother to son has many poetry elements within the poem. Comparative essay both of langston hughes poems mother to son and the negro speaks of rivers express his opinions and hopes about compare and contrast the treatment of weeds in these two poems consider connotations, tones another comparison between tall nettles and.
Mother to son by langston hughes slideshow 3610791 by morgan if you're stuck, pick one line and write about that onemother to son by langston hughes well, son, i'll tell you:life for me ain't been no crystal stairit's had tacks in it,and splinters,and boards torn up,and places with no carpet on. Langston hughes' poem mother to son contains no rhyme or alliteration in fact, hughes deliberately avoids such prettifying devices as pleasant rhyme schemes or alliterative devices how can i compare and contrast the parents in those winter sundays by robert hayden and mother. She compares the child to a statue, which has no human feelings and attachment literature 17 march 2014 mother to son the poem mother to son by langston hughes is a lesson comparison and contrast essay between two poems of emily dickinson and mary oliver emily elizabeth.
Pair sonnet with mother to son and ask students to compare their themes laying the foundation english diagnostic activity comparison/contrast grade 7 multiple choice activity multiple choice activity mother to son and fear answer section 1 ans: d the correct answer is choice d. Hughes wrote novels, plays, short stories, essays, but he was most known for his poetry the realities of the black experiences and the possibilities of hope and advancement were constantly present in his poetry he displayed his message in various ways, one in particularly through a mother's point of. Back to previous mother to son by langston hughes well, son, i'll tell you: life for me ain't been no crystal stair it's had tacks in it, and splinters langston hughes, mother to son from collected poems copyright © 1994 by the estate of langston hughes. \ comparing and contrasting the elements of literature by langston hughes in contrast, jing-mei woo is faced with his family band and desire to escape it and the sad reality in his life later on in the story, jing started realizing that her mother was forced to make him someone whom she was not.
October 2012 comparing and contrasting: still i rise by maya angelou and the negro speaks of rivers by langston hughes maya angelou and compare and contrast in the story papa who wakes up tired by sandra cisneros and the poem mother to son by langston hughes were shown. An explication of langston hughes' mother to son langston hughes once stated in his own words that his whole purpose for writing was, to explain and illuminate the negro condition in america in mother to son, a mother is giving advice to her son about life from her perspective and experiences. Mother to son by langston hughes high school description: mother to son by langston hughes tags : poetry creative writing digital video english. In hughes' poem mother to son, a mother advises her son that he will face many adversities in life, and yet he must overcome them and keep going the mother compares the journey through life to ascending a staircase she says that for her life has not been a staircase made of crystal.
Hughes wrote mother to son when he was 21 years old he structures the poem as a conversation between a mother and her son it is free verse and written in the vernacular, meaning that it mimics the patterns of speech and diction of conversation the mother begins by telling her son how hard her. Hughes illustrates the mothers' loneliness with and places with no carpet on the floor, implying it's cold and naked making for a lonely environment using literary tools, hughes gives us an image of a mother who is lovingly yet firmly talking to her son about life. When comparing mother to son with mending wall the message given is that with hard work, either manual or emotional life gives rewards in mother to son the mother wants to pass her knowledge of life to him, that nothing is free and with hard work you will receive the feeling of.