"Mother to Son" By Langston Hughes (Style (Specific and distinct…
"Mother to Son" By Langston Hughes
perspective is pushed through unique dialect and imagery
Theme of the poem reflects the speakers perspective on life (as a staircase that one must keep climbing)
Specific and distinct dialect
Structure short and to the point
Shift in poem emphasizes message to "son"
Imagery (perspective is pushed through dialect and imagery)
Emphasizes culture (African/tribal?)
Women's features unique
Smooth brush strokes and shading
Symmetrical and balanced
Embraces cultural background
No music at first. Quiet.
Started out with mostly adult woman and a few men
Empty background space
Adds inspirational music towards the climax
"Like a girl" seems like an insult to everyone
Basically "Time to show people that 'like a girl' is powerful and women should own up to it."