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I need a list of the metaphors and similes in the poem "Mother and Son" by Langston Hughes.

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"Mother to Son," written by Langston Hughes, is written in the voice of a mother advising her son how life has been for her and how she has struggled. The whole poem is built around a metaphor of life as a staircase; the mother repeats at both the beginning and end of the poem that life "ain't been no crystal stair" for her—meaning that it has not been easy to navigate.

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