The poems " Mending Wall" by Robert Frost, and "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes are very similar in many ways, and yet very different in others. "Mother to Son" is written from a mother telling her son that life isn't easy and not to give up. "Mending Wall" is about a man fixing a wall that has holes in it. Both of these poems are about the hard work it takes to get something done. Each of these poems teaches us to never give up when times get hard.
The subject of "Mending Wall" is about two neighbors who are fixing a wall that has holes in it. "Mother to Son" has a very different subject; a mother teaching her son about life and to never give up. I believe the theme of both poems is that problems will always happen and you just have to do your best, keep going, and never give up.
These two poems have very different subjects yet very similar themes.
These two poems have very different uses of imagery. Some examples of the imagery used in "Mending Wall" are: the apples eating pinecones, and old-stone savaged arms. Tacks, splinters, crystal stairs, places with no carpet, turning corners, and landings are examples of the imagery used in "Mother to Son". "Spring is the mischief in me" is an example of a simile used in "Mending Wall". In "Mother to Son" when the mother compares her life to a crystal stair, this is the use of a metaphor.
In "Mending Wall" the poem is spoken from the first person point of view from one of the men building the wall. The first person point of view is also used in "Mother to Son", yet...