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The short story Thank You Maam and the poem Mother to Son both by Langston Hughes are similar yet differ in many ways In the following paragraphs I will explain the similarities and the differences Besides being written by the same author the two literary works are a like in the sense that they are both advice to young people An example from Mother to Son is So boy dont you turn back dont set you down those stairs cause you find its kinder harder dont you fall now An example from Thank you Maam is when Mrs Jones says I were young once and I wanted things I couldnt get I have done things too which I would not tell you sonneither God if he didnt already know Both works are sharing there experiencing with younger people to try to help them to learn from the mistakes they have made in their life They give the young people their advice showing kindness Also both stories are written with the same kind of language An example of this is words like M am No m and Yes m from Thank You M am and words like I se a-climbin and aint from Mother to Son The ways these works are different is the format of the pieces Mother To Son is a poem and Thank You M am is a short story The literary elements in Thank You M am are characterization direct characterization and indirect characterization In Mother To Son uses diction connotations denotations entrails and his freedom of language which is called his poetic license Mother to Son also has a deeper meaning the writer chose to write this poem like a metaphor referring his life to a staircase Thank You M am is clear about its meaning and uses dialog to explain the theme and meaning of the work In conclusion I found it clear to see that the
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