Mother to Son
What is the poem about?
The poem "Mother to Son" is about a Mother having a dialogue with her son about how she wants him to have a good life and make it better than she has it
The characters on "Mother to Son" are a woman and her young son.
Is there a conflict
The conflict is that woman has had a hard life.
Is there a resolution
The resolution is the mother is telling her son words of wisdom about life and how she wants him to have a better life than she did.
Is the figure of speech's being used
Yes there is. In line 2, 3, 4, and 5 she states that life " Has tacks in it and splinters and boards torn up."
What do those figures of speech mean literally
All that means that her life has been hard or brutal
What would be a good theme for this text
A good theme for this text would be, " The mother wants her son to be better than she is and be successful in life and make something of himself so he don't have to life a hard life.