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Vintage Hughes - Study Guide The Negro Mother Summary & Analysis

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The Negro Mother Summary

The Negro Mother is a rhymed song of a woman who represents the girl stolen from Africa to become an American slave. She is the mother of all Negroes and she pesevered because she knew she carried in her the seed of the free. She encourages black Americans to continue to struggle for freedom.

The Negro Mother Analysis

Stylistically, this poem is uncharacteristic of Hughes. It is in rhymed verse, giving the poem a distinctly song-like quality. The poem was written to appeal to a mass audience that could appreciate its rhymed structure and find strength in its message of endurance and hope.

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