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Unformatted text preview: piece. The intended audience of the actual dialogue is Hughes, but the poetic form is Hughes speaking through his mothers words to everyone who has struggled in life. Hughes and his mother are trying to convey that their life has not been an easy one, but they still continue to work hard to achieve their goals, and everyone else should do the same. This is the reason they say, Ise been a-climbin on, because if they can keep climbing then so can anyone else. The purpose of this piece is to encourage people to not give up on life even though they are going through hardships. Hughes mother also describes her life as it was a house saying, Its had tacks in it, and splinters, and boards torn up, and places with no carpet on the floor. She is saying that even without a firm foundation one can overcome obstacles in life....
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