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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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