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by Jamaica Kincaid

Girl: Symbols True or False

1. Why shouldn't Girl sing benna in Sunday school? -> It's for men only
2. What does the house symbolize? -> Holiness
3. Why is clothing such a big deal? -> It can reflect on your reputation
4. What identifies the poem as being set in Antigua? -> Food like pepperpot
5. Which of these is likely to be the subject of a benna song? -> Stinky people