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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 three verbs that describe the mother's actions in line 8, line 20, and line 22, emphasize that


Jessie's care provides her ailing mother with a new life.


the mother vindictively garners strength in Jessie's presence.


the two women work together to overcome life's hardships.


Jessie's youth and beauty are a source of pride to her mother.


the mother purposefully fights illness to help Jessie find her purpose.

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