A Bronzeville Mother Loiters In Mississippi Poem Analysis

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Analysis of A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon. A very long title for a very controversial poem about the tragic death of Emmett Till. Gwendolyn Brooks tackles the Emmett Till case in a way that has never been done before. Brooks gives an artistic narrative that shows what happened in the Bryant’s household after the trial. She also challenges the reader to adopt a whole new perspective when it comes to Carolyn Bryant, the woman partly responsible for the death of Till. Carolyn Bryant’s direct role in Till’s case is still debatable. Did send her husband after him? Nobody knows the answer to that but one thing is for certain, She was the reason Till was murdered in cold blood. Brooks’s is accurate in that sense, but her poem still suggests something slightly different. She suggests that Carolyn wasn’t the instigator in this crime. Her …show more content…
A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi refers to Emmett Till’s mother, Mamie Till. Carolyn is the mother, who despite all the history changing moments happening around her, is merely in the kitchen burning bacon. It seems like Carolyn isn’t going through anything, but her mind was racing with conflicting thoughts while that bacon was cooking. She attempts to convince herself that Emmett’s death was a good thing. She was “pursued by the dark villain” and “rescued by the fine prince” (Brooks 5). It made the situation seem justified, but then her thoughts shifted. She was lost in thought, and ended up burning her bacon. She fixed the issue as quick as she could. Then, she went back to the point where her thoughts made her fairytale story crumble into ash. She questioned what it was that didn’t quite fit in her tale. Then she realized what it was, “…But there was a something about the matter of the Dark Villain” (Brooks 5). Her dark villain was anything

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