3 poems: the mother, we real cool, and the last quatrain of the ballad Emmett Till Of the Gwendolyn Brooks’ poems featured this week, with which one did you most connect, and why? (1) Explain what intrigued you about the poem and connect any personal experiences you can relate to the poem. In fact, connecting personal experiences with literature is enormously important because it not only increases our understanding of literary pieces but also improves our understanding and acceptance of our own worldly experiences. Your response should be 5-8 sentences in length. (2) Explain at least 2 literary devices (simile, metaphor, allusion, alliteration, personification, etc.) and provide examples of them that the poet uses in the poem to help support the poem’s overall theme.