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In ''Mother to Son'' why is it appropriate for the speaker to compare her life to a staircase?

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She says that life is hard, it is a staircase with,


And boards torn up,

And places with no carpet on the floor—"

The metaphor of life as an uphill climb resonates with the author. Indeed, life for mother was hard but she never gave up.