The poem " Hanging fire " by Audre Lorde is about a 14 year old girl who who shares her thoughts, fears, and worries with us. She bounces around from topic to topic. At one moment, she's worrying about her appearance (her braces, her ashy knees) and the next, she's worrying about much bigger issues, like death. Adding to her anxiety, throughout the poem the speaker repeatedly tells us that her mom's "in the bedroom / with the door closed." When the speaker says that i think she mean that she is lonely and isolated from her mom and maybe want she wants her mom in her life more. i say this because every girl needs their mom in their life.
The poem "girl" by Jamaica Kincaid is about expectations of how women should act so that men will love them. "always eat your food in such a way that it won’t turn someone else’s stomach; on Sundays try to walk like a lady and not like the slut you are" This is telling me that if you walk the way that you walk your a slut, women would have to walk a certain way so that men would love them. Don't get to comfortable and eat how ever you want because it's not lady like, women have to eat a certain way for a man to love them. This isn't right because women should be able to act however they want to. In this poem its a list on how women should act for a man, such as clean the house, cook, take care of kids, ECT. basically women can't do things boys would do.