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Langston Hughes published more than three dozen books during his life, starting out with poetry and then expanding into novels, short stories, and plays. He is closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance, the flowering of African-American literature and music in New York City following World War One, but he wrote poetry, books, and newspaper columns right through into the 1960s. Hughes's work often spoke plainly about the lives of ordinary black people, which in later years earned him a reput More »
Born: February 1, 1902 (Joplin, Missouri)

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Mother to Son. By Langston Hughes. 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. But all the time. I'se been a-climbin' on,. And reachin' landin's,. And turnin' corners,. And sometimes goin' in the dark.

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Mother To Son by Langston Hughes. .Well son Ill tell you Life for me aint been no crystal stair. Its had tacks in it And splinters And boards torn up And places with no carpet on the . Page.

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Langston Hughes was a prominent writer during the Harlem Renaissance. In this poem, a mother uses the metaphor of life being like a staircase to give advice to her son. While there are difficult times, you must keep moving like you would while walking up a staircase.

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Jun 18, 2013 ... Mother to Son By Langston Hughes 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, ...

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Langston Hughes' Mother to Son. 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. But all the time. I'se been a-climbin' on, And reachin ' landin's, And turnin' corners, And sometimes goin' in the dark. Where there ...

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Hughes wrote "Mother to Son" when he was 21 years old. He structures the poem as a conversation between a mother and her son. It is free verse and written in the vernacular, meaning that it mimics the patterns of speech and diction of conversation. The mother begins by telling her son how hard her life ...

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Published in 1922, ”Mother to Son” was one of Langston Hughes's earliest poems. Its simple language and powerful message make it both accessible and meaningful for middle grade students. While it captures the inspiring perseverance of an aging mother, it also hints at the struggles inherent in an unequal society.

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Mother To Son. 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. But all the time. I'se been a-climbin' on, And reachin' landin's, And turnin' corners, And sometimes goin' in the dark. Where there ain't been no light.

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And sometimes goin' in the dark. Where there ain't been no light. Q2. So boy, don' t you turn back. Don't you set down on the steps. 'Cause you finds it's kinder hard. Don't you fall now —. For I'se still goin', honey,. I'se still climbin',. And life for me ain't been no crystal stair. Q3. Mother to Son by Langston Hughes (1922) is in ...