How Does Langston Hughes Use Irony In Mother To Son

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Langston Hughes “Mother to Son” & Robert Hayden “Those Winter Sunday’s” both deal with the theme of Parenting. In both poems the sons are taught different lessons about life by each parent life experience. For example in “Mother to Son” Langston Hughes uses the Metaphor of the stairs to emphasize to the kid the importance of never giving up in any situation and in “Those Winter Sunday’s” Robert Hayden uses Imagery to show the son what sacrificial love looks like. Right of the bat, one major difference between these two poems is the knowledge the author give us about the parents. In the poem “Mother to Son” we know that the life of the mother hasn’t been easy because Langston Hughes says “Life for me ain’t been no crystal

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