Explain why Gwendolyn Brooks might have used food imagery in the way she did in the poem "The Mother."

Explain why Gwendolyn Brooks might have used food imagery in the way she did in the poem "The Mother."

Explain why Gwendolyn Brooks might have used food imagery in the way she did in the poem "The Mother."

Explain why Gwendolyn Brooks might have used food imagery in the way she did in the poem "The Mother."

I see food imagery in only one line of Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “The Mother.” That’s line 10: The speaker is full of regret that she will never “Return for a snack of them, with gobbling mother-eye.”This particular use of food imagery is a little surprising. We usually think of a mother’s love being expressed through giving food to children, not through gobbling up the children. But then again, we having sayings in English to express affection toward children — such as “You’re so cute, I could just gobble you right up.” — that this line is probably drawing on.I don’t know if it’s ever possible to know why a writer does one thing and not another in a poem. What we can know, of course, is how we as readers make sense of the poem and how the poem, to us, works or doesn’t work. I’m sorry not to be able to answer that part of your question.
Explain why Gwendolyn Brooks might have used food imagery in the way she did in the poem "The Mother."
Explain why Gwendolyn Brooks might have used food imagery in the way she did in the poem "The Mother."
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Explain why Gwendolyn Brooks might have used food imagery in the way she did in the poem "The Mother."
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