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POEM 7: MY DREAMS, MY WORKS, MUST WAIT TILL AFTER HELL BY GWENDOLYN BROOKE

I hold my honey and I store my bread In little jars and cabinets of my will. I label clearly, and each latch and lid I bid, Be firm till I return from hell. I am very hungry. I am incomplete. And none can give me any word but Wait, The puny light. I keep my eyes pointed in; Hoping that, when the devil days of my hurt Drag out to their last dregs and I resume On such legs as are left me, in such heart As I can manage, remember to go home, My taste will not have turned insensitive To honey and bread old purity could love.

THE SETTING
-The kitchen/house -The evidence is in line 1-2: I hold my honey and I store my bread In little jars and cabinets of my will

IDENTIFY THE PERSONA AND THE POINT OF VIEW


-The persona is a woman who struggle in her life -The evidence is in line 5-7 : I am incomplete. And none can give me any word but Wait, The puny light. I keep my eyes pointed in - The point of view is the first person point of

view
-Use the word I

THE THEME & THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TITLE


-The theme is the hardship of life/ the struggle of life/the motivation to face the challenges in life -The significance is to give motivation to stay strong to herself -The good things always come later

HOW DOES THE THEME DEVELOPED?


-The persona emphasize the honey and bread to represent the determination and self worth. I hold my honey and I store my bread (line 1) -The persona also tells her hope to go through this hardship. Hoping that, when the devil days of my hurt Drag out to their last dregs and I resume On such legs as are left me, in such heart (line 8-10)

LINES
I am very hungry. I am incomplete (LINE 5) And none can give me any word but Wait, The puny light. I keep my eyes pointed in (LINE 6-7) Hoping that, when the devil days of my hurt Drag out to their last dregs and I resume On such legs as are left me, in such heart (LINE 8-10)

TONE
SORROWFUL/MELANCHOLIC CURIOUS/EXCITED

HOPEFUL

As I can manage, remember to go home, My taste will not have turned insensitive To honey and bread old purity could love (LINE 11-13)

PASSIONATE

LINES
I bid, Be firm till I return from hell (LINE 4) I am very hungry. I am incomplete (LINE 5)

LITERARY DEVICES
HYPERBOLE

REPETITION

The puny light. I keep my eyes pointed in (LINE 7)


Hoping that, when the devil days of my hurt (LINE 8) To honey and bread old purity could love (LINE 13)

IMAGERY OF SIGHT

HYPERBOLE

SYMBOL