Gwendolyn Brooks: Poems Essays


Gwendolyn Brooks: Poems

Gwendolyn Brooks’ poetry records the lives and moments of the urban, black folk of Chicago city. Brooks notes how, “if you wanted a poem, you only had to take a look out of your window” (Brooks, Report from Part One). She fervently believed in the...

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Gwendolyn Brooks: Poems

In the poem “a song in the front yard,” Gwendolyn Brooks uses denotation and connotation to depict underlying meanings of specific words and phrases that add to the significance of the poem as a whole. Brooks uses denotation to refer to the...