by Gwendolyn Brooks
the mother: The Basics Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around the mother? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What hot-button issue does "the mother" take on?
The elimination of the penny
Q. What poetic device is used throughout the poem?
Q. Who is "the mother"?
The speaker's mother
The speaker's grandmother
Q. What is the name for grammatical phrases that begin with "if"?
Q. Who are the "sweets" in the poem?
The readers of the poem
The speaker's non-existent children
The Sesame Street Gang