Poem Analysis: 'The Last Quatrain Of Emmett Till'
December 7, 2015
Brooks, Gwendolyn Elizabeth. “The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till.” All Poetry. All Poetry, n/d. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.
“The Last Quatrain of Emmett Till” is a poem written by Gwendolyn Brooks that describes the pain and what his mother feels to know that her child, that she tried to protect from any harm, was lynched because he was “flirting” with a white woman. Emmett Till was alive during the 1940s and 1950s when the haterade towards the African American race was big when the poem was also set in. Everything started on the 24th of August when he was at a grocery store and was supposedly flirting with a white cashier. Fours days later two …show more content…
Diane Glancy wrote the poem for her father who died; the buffalo at the end of the story is in memory of her father and talks about how her father lived without ceremony. She starts by describing the life of her father and how he went out everyday to work, but she portrays the working as hunting for buffalo. She remembers the days when she saw his car leave for work every morning when they moved to the city. Glancy ends the poem with recalling the tattoo of a buffalo of his chest and his snoring she heard at night when her parents were asleep. A read might need to understand how Diane Glancy describes her father and about the Native American life style. The story is set in the twenty-first century and is about the life that a Native American would have, but then gets changed because they move to the …show more content…
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