Poetry Analysis Literary Response

Source Material: “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes
In the poem, “Mother to Son,” by the esteemed Langston Hughes, Hughes uses rich imagery and symbolism to portray a mother’s message to her son as well as to the readers.


 Read the poem carefully, paying particular attention to the effectiveness of the symbolism and the mother’s message. Then in a well-organized essay, analyze how Hughes/ the mother uses the symbols in the poem to convey a message to her son.

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