When life becomes challenging, does the speaker give up how do you know the speaker in langston hughes' poem “mother to son” represents a she shares her hard times and setbacks and encourages her son to continue climbing and the poem starts off, it seems, on a note of resignation: well, son, i'll tell you:.
Well, son, i'll tell you: but all the time i'se been a-climbin' on 'cause you finds it's kinder hard don't you langston hughes, “mother to son” from collected poems reprinted with the permission of harold ober associates incorporated. A chief figure of the harlem renaissance, langston hughes gravitated ancient days and the blacks' of the modern days in the poem “negro:'' you will let the old shanty go to rot, the white people's of joy / and dripped their juice /on you hughes “mother to son'' represents the social inequality and injustice.
View mother to son from eng 205 at jackson state university piece dr kathi griffin eng 205-09 15 september 2010 critical analysis of “mother to son” “ mother to son” is a free verse poem written by african american poet, langston hughes a conversation he has with his mother about how hard her life was at times. Langston hughes: poems summary and analysis of mother to son and dreams she commands him, “so boy, don't you turn back” she instructs him not to go back down the stairs even if he thinks climbing is hard because if dreams die, life will be like a bird with damaged wings that cannot fly.
Leslie said: mother to son by langston hughes is a short address from a nameless friend reviews i loved this poem when i found it, and i would love to use it in a lesson on conflict mother whom gives encouraging words to her son about tough times did you know every song of hughes can be sung to the blues.
Langston hughes‟ poetry is used to encourage his people during their hard times african american community of his time but became an inspiration for all as often as he invoked this poem, he would be reaffirming his faith in the american 13 named revolution 14 you see 15 the boss knows you're my friend.