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In this poem Hughes writes about a mother speaking to her son about lifes experiences He uses the metaphor of a crystal stair Many people struggle to accomplish things they want in life Some have smooth roads through life while others suffer along bumpy roads It really depends on the decisions people make and their goals in life After reading Langston Hughess poem Mother To Son I realized that the advice people give is really important This is a wonderful poem that opened my eyes and mind to a world filled with competition In this poem a mother gives her son advice She tells him that her life has not been easy She has been through everything that he can imagine but she never gave up She compares her life to a staircase When she says Dont you set down on the steps she means dont give up She continues her stair comparison and says Cause you find its kinder hard By saying that she means that if her son gives up its just going to get harder on him and not anybody else The mother is saying that she has not had a smooth life She says Life for me aint been no crystal stair and means that her life has not been as smooth as a set of crystal stairs It has had its up and downs I think the mothers advice is inspirational and motivational This poem is realistic in every aspect of life and has really inspired me to stick with my goals no matter how hard they are to accomplish
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