Rita Frances Dove's Poem 'Sunday Greens'

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Sunday Greens The poem “Sunday Greens” by Rita Frances dove who is an American poet that was the first African American to be appointed Poet Laureate Consultant by the Liberty of Congress. “Sunday Greens” is about a women in poverty and when she learns about how important keeping tradition is to her mother. Everything around her makes her feel like she needs a better life, but she knows that following her religion is much more important than a happy life. She wishes to keep her religion while living a sorrowful life, and cherish the memory of her mother. The shift and connotation helped me figure out the theme of the poem which is when people want to have a choice and change they can’t because they don’t want to break the principles. The
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