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Mother's Physical State

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Jessie Mitchell's Mother, Gwendolyn Brooks

"Jessie Mitchell’s Mother." Gwendolyn Brooks. Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation, n.d. Web. 27 Aug. 2016.

The details "ballooning body" in line 1, "do you think it will come today?" in line 6, and the "stretched yellow rag" in line 7 all suggest that

A

the mother is fatally ill.

B

the mother is grossly obese.

C

the mother is waiting for a remedy to arrive.

D

the mother is pregnant.

E

the mother is jaundiced.