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Labossiere Jerssie LabossiereMs. MetcalfeENC11023.27.2019“Mother to Son” by Langston HughesThe poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes is a form of encouragement whereby a mother motivates her son by informing him about the challenges in life. The speaker in this poem is a mother who implores her kid not to give up in life and to remain focused. “So boy, don’t you turn back” (Hughes 165). The mother begins by informing her son the trouble andchallenges she has gone through. She tells the kid that she didn't despair and continued to persevere even during the most challenging moment. The mother progresses to instruct the kid not to give up and not to despair because it's only through dedication that they will succeed.The tone of the speaker is that of seriousness because it not only invokes command but also conveys sincerity. This claim can be supported by that fact that the mother starts by getting

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