A song in the front yard by gwendolyn brooks i’ve stayed in the front yard all my life i want a peek at the back where it’s rough and untended and hungry weed grows a girl gets sick of a rose i want to go in the back yard now and maybe down the alley, to where the charity children play i want a good time today they do some wonderful things.
Iam a research scholar working on the poems of gwendolyn brooksi like the poem 'mother'i found a similar poem the lost baby by lucille cliftonboth the poems have the similar theme a black woman's struggle in rearing up the children.
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About “a song in the front yard” gwendolyn brooks (1917-2000) was an american poet and the first african-american writer to win the pulitzer prize (for annie allen , 1950) she was named poet laureate consultant in poetry to the library of congress (now known as us poet laureate) in 1985. A song in the front yard by gwendolyn brooks ive stayed in the front yard all my life i want a peek at the back where its rough and untended and hungry weed grows.
Gwendolyn brooks' a song in the front yard p 540 tom hill english 260 mrs g carpenter june 11, 2009 a song in the front yard by gwendolyn brooks shows two different classes one being a young white girl in her front yard, and the other being the young black girls in the neighborhood.