"Mother To Son" twist

"Mother To Son" twist
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  • Mother To Son by Langston Hughes
  • "Mother To Son" by Langston Hughes
  • I don't know if i will be able to reach my goals in life.
  • Tone
  • "Don't you fall down now for is'e still goin', honey, i'se still climbin'"
  • Word Choice
  • So there is a chance  I can still be able to be what I want?
  • "I'se still climbin"; so don't you give up now
  • "Mother To Son" is an inspirational poem about never giving up on your dreams.
  • Imagery / Details
  • Of course honey, I believe you can complete anything you want!
  • Mama do you really believe i can make my dreams come true?
  • The tone used in Langston Hughes poem "Mother To Son" is a very inspirational poem.  He explains that how life can be hard but you should always keep pushing forward.
  • Style / Structure
  • Remember this place, we believed we could live some place better and now we do!
  • yes I do I believe I can achieve my dreams now Mama!
  • Thank You, I wouldn't be here without your inspiration!
  • The words used in this poem show culture. They are shorten versions of regular words. The word choice shows a represents the authors background and life.
  • Theme
  • Graduation Day!
  • I'm so proud of you!!
  • The crystal stair case is imagery. The staircase represents hopes and dreams being easily accomplished. The mother in the story explains this to her son. 
  • The structure of this poem is written in stanzas. The poet also uses great amounts of figurative language.  The poem compares life to being 'no crystal stair'
  • The them of this poem is to never give up no matter what throws at you. The poet  explains this figuratively throughout the poem "Mother To Son". Langston uses metaphors, similes, symbolism etc.
  • GREAT JOB!
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