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by Adrienne Rich

Power: Quote Central True or False

1. What's the color of the little bottle at the beginning of the poem? -> Mauve
2. What did Marie Curie do to "the element"? -> She purified it
3. How did Curie die? -> A famous woman
4. What kind of sickness did Curie suffer from? -> Chronic hiccups
5. Where was Curie's "cracked and suppurating skin"? -> On her finger-ends