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the mother

the mother


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?

Offshore drilling
The elimination of the penny
Q. What poetic device is used throughout the poem?

Q. Who is "the mother"?

The speaker
The speaker's mother
The speaker's grandmother
Mrs. Weasley
Q. What is the name for grammatical phrases that begin with "if"?

Past perfect
Q. Who are the "sweets" in the poem?

The readers of the poem
The speaker's non-existent children
The Sesame Street Gang
Pro-choice politicians