actually i don't understand martha, what do you mean
when you say i speak so well? oh, where did you expect
me to work mary-beth? i don't remember saying i lived on
the South Side muriel. are you telling me your hair doesn't
grow thirty inches overnight melanie? if i'm not like the
other ones, then who am i like melissa? do you follow
everyone around the store macy? when you say my
sentences connect do you mean like conjunctions molly?
well, where else could i have gotten my degree myrtle?
maggie i don't think i understand, what do you mean by
urban? are all kids inner city youth or just the Black ones
marilyn? so missy, beyonce is your spirit animal…explain.
and why wouldn't you go back after you go Black mallory?
let me clarify when you say you wish you had skin like
mine do you mean scarred or sensitive maureen? do they
not have chicken where you're from magda? mackenzie
what's your name mean…no i mean back where your
family's from? i don't think i can be racist, i have a white
friend miranda, right?
Humor & Satire
a metaphor that extends through several lines or even an entire poem
a question asked for effect, not necessarily to be answered
the use of irony to mock or convey contempt