mother to son by Langston Hughes

Keep going even when life is hard. The characters are the mother and son.The mother is telling her son how hard her life has been. The mother is encouraging the son to not give up and to stay hopeful.

The poem is being told in first person point of view the mother uses imagery to describe the central idea and theme. Life for me hasn’t been a crystal stair. This line indicates how hard the mothers life has been and what she wishes it was like.

The poem is a conversation between a mother and son about how hard life can be.The colon means a conversation is getting ready to start.The apostrophes make the words fit the setting in which the poem was written. It affects the language of the poem.Line 7 has 1 word because it emphasizes on how empty the mothers life is

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