Gwendolyn Brooks

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Gwendolyn Brooks

She uses rhyme schemes. For this poem she has internal rhymes.

To Be In Love by Gwendolyn BrooksTo be in love Is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well. You look at things Through his eyes. A cardinal is red. A sky is blue. Suddenly you know he knows too. He is not there but You know you are tasting together The winter, or a light spring weather. His hand to take your hand is overmuch. Too much to bear. You cannot look in his eyes Because your pulse must not say What must not be said. When he Shuts a door- Is not there_ Your arms are water. And you are free With a ghastly freedom. You are the beautiful half Of a golden hurt. You remember and covet his mouth To touch, to whisper on. Oh when to declare Is certain Death! Oh when to apprize Is to mesmerize, To see fall down, the Column of Gold, Into the commonest ash.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born June 7, 1917, and died on Sunday December 3, 2000 at the age of 83.

In 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African-American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize.

For this poem, she uses Imagery.


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