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Kitchenette Building

Kitchenette Building

by Gwendolyn Brooks

Kitchenette Building: It Stinks in Here True or False

1. Who were the majority of the tenants in kitchenette buildings?The Hiltons
2. Why were the conditions of the kitchenettes so poor?Rodent infestations in the 1930s were out of control.
3. Why didn't the tenants just move?Because of unofficial segregation and housing discrimination, they had few options.
4. In stanza 2, what's in the hall that's stinking up the place?Garbage
5. What does the speaker of the poem hope to do in the final stanza?Take a lukewarm shower.

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