The Bean Eaters
by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Bean Eaters Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Stacks of Things
In case you missed it, this poem is chock-full of stuff. From plates to silverware to dolls and old clothes, objects seem to play a bigger role in the imagery of this poem than the people, the "bea...
OK, you knew it was coming. After all, the title of this poem is "The Bean Eaters." It's like Brooks is pointing a big, symbolic finger at beans. In fact, beans become a stand-in for everything tha...