Gwendolyn's father was the only family member to graduate from high school Gwendolyn Brooks was the first child of David and Keziah Brooks. Gwendolyn Brooks has said that her poetry was written for blacks and about blacks, yet any person or race can relate to the universal themes portrayed in her pieces.
People use to frown upon single mothers constantly.
On the eleventh line of the stanza, she mentions, as though repenting her decision of abortion, that even though her decision seemed well-thought out and planned, it was still not well-thought enough because she had not known what it would take away from her.
My mother feels my pain before I can even realize it.
It is clear that being a single mother should no longer be seen as something negative Many images are conveyed throughout this entire poem.
I am sorry, but I explained that there are no options. In a time already plagued with racial hostility, life was guaranteed to come with adversities for young, African-Americans, but to freely choose a life without a formal education or employment was adding unnecessary hardships Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 7, in Topeka, Kansas.
Her mother was a school teacher. Author and renowned poet Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks discuses and describes many of the cruel and unfair treatment that African Americans have faced throughout our civilization.