Twist analysis

Twist analysis

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  • Mother To Son by: Langston Hughes
  • Tone: The overall tone of the poem is serious. The authors word choice helps to show the tone of the poem.
  • " For I'se still goin honey. I'se still climbing."
  • Word choice: The author uses slang to show the reader what time period the poem takes place in. The poem takes place in the mid 1930s.
  • "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."
  • Imagery: The author uses descriptive words to describe the staircase. He uses words like "splinters" and "torn up".
  • Structure: The author uses figurtive language like metaphors. The author also uses slang.
  • " I'se been a-climbin' on. And reachin' landins'."
  • "Cause you find it's kinder hard. Don't you fall now- For' se I'se still goin', honey, I'se still climbin', And life for me ain't been no crystal stair."
  • Theme: The theme is to never give up and be persistent.
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