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The poems Mending Wall by Robert Frost and Mother to Son by Langston Hughes are very similar in many ways and yet very different in others Mother to Son is written from a mother telling her son that life isnt easy and not to give up Mending Wall is about a man fixing a wall that has holes in it Both of these poems are about the hard work it takes to get something done Each of these poems teaches us to never give up when times get hard The subject of Mending Wall is about two neighbors who are fixing a wall that has holes in it Mother to Son has a very different subject a mother teaching her son about life and to never give up I believe the theme of both poems is that problems will always happen and you just have to do your best keep going and never give up These two poems have very different subjects yet very similar themes These two poems have very different uses of imagery Some examples of the imagery used in Mending Wall are the apples eating pinecones and old-stone savaged arms Tacks splinters crystal stairs places with no carpet turning corners and landings are examples of the imagery used in Mother to Son Spring is the mischief in me is an example of a simile used in Mending Wall In Mother to Son when the mother compares her life to a crystal stair this is the use of a metaphor In Mending Wall the poem is spoken from the first person point of view from one of the men building the wall The first person point of view is also used in Mother to Son yet it is from the mother I believe that the tone in Mother to Son is helpful In Mending Wall I believe the tone is also kind of helpful but curious As one can see these two
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