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The Negro Mother

The speaker uses a metaphor when she describes “the long dark way / That [she] had to climb . . .” She has not literally physically climbed a darkened path, but she has figuratively done so, and...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2019 5:36 pm UTC

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The Negro Mother

Langston's Hughes's poem is narrated by "the Negro Mother," who is representative of black people's maternal ancestors. Her story begins during her kidnapping in West Africa ("I am the child they...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2018 11:38 pm UTC

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The Negro Mother

While Langston Hughes's poem “The Negro Mother” does not exhibit all of the characteristics of modernist poetry, it does display a few. First, modernist poetry is often written in plain, everyday...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2020 6:26 pm UTC

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The Negro Mother

The poem does not state exactly who brought the dark girl across the sea because the dark girl is the Negro Mother of the poem, and of course, in the poem, the Negro Mother is a general term for...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 12:25 pm UTC

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