With this lesson, students will do brief research on the background and life of famous Harlem Renaissance author Langston Hughes. Included are six questions about Hughes that students must answer.
Student will then read the poem, “Mother to Son.”
Also included in this product are ten close reading questions to help students analyze the poem/song. Important poetic and literary devices covered in this lesson include:
- metaphor or extended metaphor
- universal theme
- historical context
- author’s background and influence on the text
Due to copyright law, the full text of this poem is NOT included in this product.
Ready to Print (PDF) and Editable Version (Word Document) included.