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    use three (3) conventional elements of literature to help you develop a literary analysis of your own on Brooksâ?? â??The Bean Eaters.â?(see the attached poem in the attachment) Remember that a literary analysis is not a personal reaction to the poem. Instead, it is an argument made about it. Assert a main claim (thesis) about the poem, supported by quotations from the poem itself. Be sure to use quotation marks when lifting directly from the poem. Make sure your essay has an introduction, one or two body paragraphs, and a conclusion. The poem is attached in a word document.

    Gwendolyn Brooks
    The Bean Eaters

    They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair.
    Dinner is a casual affair.
    Plain chipware on a plain and creaking wood,
    Tin flatware.

    Two who are Mostly Good.
    Two who have lived their day,
    But keep on putting on their clothes
    And putting things away.

    And rememberingâ?¦.
    Remembering, with twinklings and twinges,
    As they lean over the beans in their rented back room that
    Is full of beads and receipts and dolls and cloths,
    Tobacco crumbs, vases and fringes.

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    First of all, before you start writing a draft for this essay, please answer the following upon your first reading of the poem~

    ***Questions for analyzing poetry***

    ■ What parts of the poem interest or puzzle you? What words seem
    especially striking or unusual?
    ■ How can you describe the poem's speaker (sometimes called the
    persona or the voice)? The speaker may be very different from the author.
    ■ What tone or emotion do you detect?for instance, anger, affection,
    sarcasm? Does the tone change during the poem?
    ■ What is the structure of the poem? Are there stanzas (groups of ...

    Solution Summary

    Conventional elements of literature are used to analyze the Brooks' poem.