Essay on Brooks Analysis
Intro to Literature
"The Mother" Gwendolyn Brooks' poem, "The Mother" is an introspective look into the internal struggle of a woman who has had an abortion. The poem is very powerful and conveys a vast array of feelings and sentiments on the subject such as regret, love, and disappointment in one's self. The poem is largely successful due to it's tone, which is achieved through the personification and choice of diction. To begin with, lines one and two state the general idea of the poem. Abortions will not let you forget. You remember the children you got that you did not get.
The first stanza of the poem begins with the introduction to the mother and her plight. The first line introduces plainly …show more content…
Your luck" there is an interesting idea planted. The word "If" implies a question in the mother. Perhaps the mother made her decision but society has made her feel the guilt? Although this idea seems largely discounted in the following stanza. In line "Believe that even in my deliberateness I was not deliberate." We are given a taste of the state of mind the mother possessed when she had her abortion. What is being said is that although abortion was the result, it was done with best intentions. The reader is left to infer that perhaps the woman