Check out this slideshow to learn about the life of Langston Hughes. You will need to pause pretty frequently so that you don't miss anything.
Listen to this dramatic reading of "Mother to Son," by Langston Hughes. Notice the emotion with which the author reads - intense! Leave a comment:
- describing what stands out to you about the life of Langston Hughes and why you think that matters
- describing something you noticed about the poem that you hadn't noticed when you read it yourself
- describing how you felt when you heard the poem being read and why you think you felt that way
- explaining why the reader might have been so dramatic when she read "Mother to Son"