Perseverance In Maya Angelou And Langston Hughes

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John D. Rockefeller once said, “I do not think that there is another quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of Perseverance. It outcomes almost everything, even nature.” The narrator in each story had to go through several challenging obstacles to get to their “goal” which defines perseverance. Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes present a theme of perseverance in a very similar way. The tone of the speaker in the poem helps contribute to the presentation of its theme. In “Mother to Son”, Hughes conveys a harsh and cruel image of perseverance, but someone get to their goal and the importance of not giving up and trying harder. Hughes is trying to explain his difficult life to something as simple as s staircase. “Life for
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