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Mother to Son – Langston Hughes

Stanza 1

Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.

Questions & Answers
  1. What does the mother tell her son in the first stanza?
    The mother warns her son of the kind of life he would be living. She tells him that the life he would live will not be easy at all.
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Stanza 2

But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.

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Stanza 3

So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

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