Mother to Son Langston Hughes Poetry Analysis — Author Biography
6th - 10th, Homeschool
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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
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.