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Dark August by Derek Walcott

Walcott, Derek. "Dark August - Derek Walcott." Poemhunter.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 June 2016.

What is the MOST likely reason that "My sister, the sun, broods in her yellow room, and won't come out" (lines 2-3)?

A

She is being held hostage.​

B

She is stubborn and depressed.

C

This poem takes place during a war.

D

This poem takes place during the rainy season.

E

The speaker is depressed.