I chose the poem "Sadie and Maud" on page 348. This poem interested me because it is fairly short and simple but says a lot. It is about two women, one went to college while the other stayed home to raise a family. And by the tone of the poem, it is almost as if the author thinks you should stay home with a family rather than go to college. Maud, who went to college lives all alone, while Sadie lived with her two daughters happily.
I also liked the line "Sadie scraped life with a fine tooth comb." Like she got the most out of life and didn't miss a thing. It is like Sadie got to experience so many things in life because she didn't go to college like Sadie. I don't particularly like this poem because I don't agree with what message it is getting across. Did anyone agree with the poet in this case?