Gwendolyn Brooks the Mother Essay

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  • The Mother By Gwendolyn Brooks

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    Throughout the course of the semester I will be reading and analyzing the poem “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks. This poem sheds light to the conflicts, emotions and decisions that a woman experiences when deciding to have an abortion. There are many feelings portrayed in this poem such as guilt and confusion. Among the many ways a New Critic could analyze this text to explain its meaning, the two most important ideas shown in this poem are the tension between body and soul, as well as the contradiction

  • The Mother By Gwendolyn Brooks

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    “the mother” was written by Gwendolyn Brooks in 1945 who was born in topeka Kansas on June 7, 1917. “the mother” was published in her 1945 collection “A Street in Bronzeville”, in 1950 Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize.(bio) “the mother” is a great description of a mother going through a time of remembering her wrongs and pondering on what could have been. The poem “the mother” is a anti-abortion poem, it is a emotional outpour of the sense of guilt by a mother who has

  • Gwendolyn Brooks 's The Mother

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    Gwendolyn Brooks is a famous, African American poetess who is famous for making a social commentary upon the urban society in which she lives. Clearly seen in three of her more popular poems, “the mother”, “a song in the front yard”, and “What shall I give my children? Who are poor?”, Brooks uses the struggles of impoverished motherhood to comment on the stymied lives of adult black women. This is obviously evident in her use of the tone of hopelessness, which transcends all three poems in differing

  • The Mother By Gwendolyn Brooks Summary

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    love in a much alternative course. This can be highlighted in a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks called “the mother”. She relates the idea of abortion to the reader in passionate expression of her regret, and allows the reader to glimpse her experience with motherhood and the fierce love she feels toward her unborn. Abortion is met as an unspeakable and selfish act, but this author shows the truth that lies under the word itself. Brooks’ story accounts her reflection on her decision to have abortions as acts

  • Abortion In Gwendolyn Brooks The Mother

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    Brooks’ “The Mother” focuses on the burden a mother goes through when having an abortion and giving recognition to the unborn child. Gwendolyn Brooks achieves this by primarily using underlying emotions and providing imagery of what the aborted baby could have been like as the speaker’s child. The narrative voice of “The Mother” uses different point of views throughout the poem and the word choice, both of which are used to portray the burden of guilt of having the operation. The speaker starts

  • The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks Essay

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    The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks "The Mother," by Gwendolyn Brooks, is a sorrowful, distressing poem about a mother who has experienced numerous abortions. While reading the poem, you can feel the pain, heartache, distress and grief she is feeling. She is both remorseful and regretful; nevertheless, she explains that she had no other alternative. It is a sentimental and heart wrenching poem where she talks about not being able to experience or do things with the children that she aborted -- things

  • Abortion In The Mother By Gwendolyn Brooks

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    poem, “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks has a very powerful context regarding abortion. Abortion is very common throughout the United States, so Brooks poem is still very relatable till this day. The Concept and result of abortion is a very difficult for almost all mothers who have the dreadful experience of abortion; but there are a few parents who can still adjust easily. Gwendolyn Brooks poem gives us very insightful point of views. She gives us her point of view as well as other mothers who are not

  • Analysis Of The Mother By Gwendolyn Brooks

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    of the person involved. In the poem “The Mother” the author, Gwendolyn Brooks, shows what a mother who has

  • Analysis Of The Mother By Gwendolyn Brooks

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    Every Woman Has the Right to Choose Being a mother is one of the best gifts in life. A mother gives her children unconditional love without expecting anything in return. Being a mother means more than having given birth to a child. It is an invisible connection between mother and child; it is a blessing, a relationship that never ends and the love that never dies. However, for some women, motherhood might be challenging in ways they did not expect, forcing them to choose between having an abortion

  • The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks Essay

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    either a woman's right or a sin against God, the poem "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks gives a voice to a mother lamenting her aborted children through three stanzas in which a warning is given to mothers, an admission of guilt is made, and an apology to the dead is given. The poet-speaker, the mother, as part of her memory addresses the children that she "got that [she] did not get" (2). The shift in voice from stanza to stanza allows Brooks to capture the grief associated with an abortion by not