Poetry Analysis: Mother to Son and Those Winter Sundays

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Every parent in this world loves their children more than anything. Even the children can’t stay away from their parents for so long. Nothing in this world could be more precious than the love of a parent has for his/her children. Our parents are always with us no matter what happens. Often in life we make mistakes, but our parents give us supports and teach us to learn from those mistakes and move on with our lives. They also try to teach us from their experience. Parents always make sacrifices to provide for their family. In the poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Huges and “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, the poets talk about how the parents are always making sacrifices to make their children’s life a little bit easier. Both of these poems reveal the struggle the parents go through in order to provide for their family.

Whenever someone mentions the word “mother”, one always tend to think of a very kind and caring figure who always whishes the best for her children. In the poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Huges, a mother is telling her son about the obstacles she had to overcome in order to get to the position she is in right now. There comes many moments in our life when we just want to give up and let fate handle everything. We face many difficulties that may not seem we can overcome but we should never give up right away. The mother in the poem is trying to convince her son to keep pushing and at the same time she is trying to set an example though her own past experience.

The speaker of the poem is a mother who is giving her son advice and motivation. She addresses her life as a staircase and her staircase has had “tacks and splinters in it”. That means the mother was constantly facing obstacles in her path that s...

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...ve also been the father's way of apologizing to his family for his temper, which caused his child and family to fear him.

Parents go through a lot of problems in their life, but they never stop providing for their family. Parents always make sacrifices to provide for their family. In the poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Huges, the mother is trying to motivate her son by explaining to him the sacrifices she made in her live to get to the point where she was. She told her son to never look back or give up in life and just keep moving forward. In the poem “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, the speaker talks about the sacrifices and hard work his father had to do to satisfy the family needs, even though nobody really appreciated him enough. Our parents are willing to do whatever it takes to make us happy. We should acknowledge their effort and appreciate them.
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