In "Mother to Son" (p. 114), Langston Hughes compares life to a stairway. Write your own original metaphor in which you compare life to something to represent the ease or difficulty of your life. You may wish to use Hughes' metaphor as your model.
Make sure you do not use a comparison that has already been made by someone else, either in this class or from other sources. (example -- Life for me has been a roller coaster ride.)