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from “Beverly Hill, Chicago” by Gwendolyn Brooks The dry brown coughing beneath their feet, (Only for a while, for the handyman is on his way) These people walk their golden gardens. We say ourselves fortunate to be driving by today. That we may look at them, in their gardens where The summer ripeness rots. But not raggedly. Even the leaves fall down in lovelier patterns here. And the refuse, the refuse is a neat brilliancy. Questions: 1. Who is the we (line 4) of the poem? Who are these people (line 3)? What is the speaker’s attitude (tone) toward these people ? Give evidence. The we of the poem is the people of the lower class, the people who can only hope for, dream about, and spectate a more peaceful, luxurious life. These people are just the opposite: those that seem, from a distance, to

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