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the mother

the mother

by Gwendolyn Brooks

the mother: The Basics True or False

1. What hot-button issue does "the mother" take on?Fracking
2. What poetic device is used throughout the poem?Anaconda
3. Who is "the mother"?The speaker
4. What is the name for grammatical phrases that begin with "if"?Conditional
5. Who are the "sweets" in the poem?The speaker's non-existent children

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