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Poem Tutorial Kitchenette Building

Poem Tutorial Kitchenette Building - Krista Ammons Tutorial...

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Krista Ammons Tutorial “kitchenette building” “Kitchenette Building” Gwendolyn Brooks The Title “Kitchenette Building” represents the living accommodations of the poor. A kitchenette is a smaller version of a kitchen; therefore, “kitchenette building” is a very small living space. We are things of dry hours and the involuntary plan, Grayed in, and gray. “Dream” makes a giddy sound, not strong Like “rent,” “feeding a wife,” “satisfying a man.” Here Brook’s is using powerful diction to emphasis the struggles of the poor. When Brooks refers to the word “Dream” being giddy it seems that she is trying to say that although a dream is nice to have and maybe even valuable, it will never be as “strong” as reality; it can never pay the rent, feed a family, or satisfy a man. But could a dream send up through onion fumes Its white and violet, fight with fried potatoes And yesterday’s garbage ripening in the hall, Flutter, or sing an aria down these rooms Brook’s use of imagery paints a picture of the inside of the kitchenette. You can see the smell
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