In this document, you will find Langston Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son” with an analysis guide and detailed key plus examples of extended metaphors. Also, you will find step-by-step directions for your students to create their own “advice” poem using “Mother to Son” as their model—mentor text. So that students fully understand what the end result will be, I have included three models for you and your students to share and analyze.
I usually invite my students to decorate the borders of the poem and allow them to use a font of their choice, which makes them happy, since for most essays, I require Times New Roman or Cambria.
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