Reading and answers the question:
The poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks has been praised for deepening the1. The main subject of the passage is Gwendolyn Brooks's
significance of personal and social experiences so that these experiences
become universal in their implication. She has also been praised
for her "sense of form, which is basic and remarkable" many of her
5 poems are concerned with a Black community named Bronzeville, on
the south side of Chicago. Her literary skill makes Bronzeville more
than just a place on a map. This community, like all important literary
places (Robinson's Tilbury Town and Masters' Spoon River, for example),
becomes a testing ground of personality, a place where the raw material
10 of experience is shaped by imagination and where the joys and trials
of being human are both sung and judged. The qualities for which
Brooks's poetry is not are (as one critic has point out) "boldness,
invention, a daring to experiment, and a naturalness that does not
scorn literature but absorbs it".
Her love for poetry began early. At the age of seven she "began to
put rhymes together", and when she was thirteen, on of her poems
was published in a children' s magazine. During her teens she contributed
more than seventy-five poems to a Chicago newspaper. In 1941 she
20 began to attend a class in writing poetry at the South Side Community
Art Center, and several years later, her poems began to appear in
Poetry and other magazines. Her first collection of poems, A Street
in Bronzeville, was published in 1945. Four years later, Annie Allen,
her second collection of poems, appeared. In 1950 Annie Allen was
25 awarded a Pulitzer prize for poetry. A novel Maud Martha, about a
young black girl growing up in Chicago, published in 1953, was praised
for its warmth and insights. In 1963 her Selected Poems appeared.
2. According to the passage, Brooks often wrote about a community called
3. Why does the author mention Tibury Town and Spoon River?
4. The author uses quotations in the first paragraph primarily to
5. According to the passage, Brooks' s poetry was first published when she was
6. In what year did Brooks' s novel appear?