What Is a Mother-to-Son Analysis?


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A mother-to-son analysis refers to analyzing the poem ?Mother to Son? by author Langston Hughes. Analyzing the poem is a common assignment given to students.

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This poem is rich in simple metaphors and offers unexposed students the opportunity to become familiar with interpreting them. In the poem, a mother explains to her son about the burdens in life she has experienced, by using the metaphor of walking up stairs. The implied moral of the poem is to not let things in life prevent you from moving forward. Langston Hughes was an African-American poet who first became popular during the 1920s.

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