The Bean Eaters
by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Bean Eaters Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Do you think you could sympathize more with the people in this poem if you knew their names? Why or why not?
- What do you imagine their room looks like? Why does the poet take such care to describe it?
- How would you describe the central characters of this poem? What support do you have for your description?
- What do you think is responsible for this old couple's poverty? Is anyone to blame for their present condition? If so, who?
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