Carver: A Life in Poems - Old Settlers' Reunion to Cafeteria Food Summary & Analysis

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Old Settlers' Reunion to Cafeteria Food Summary

"Old Settlers' Reunion" is from the perspective of a white homesteader in Ness County, Kansas. He says he and his wife built their house together. They own two hundred acres of wheat. Most families around in Ness County have at least a wife. There is one colored boy who lives alone, Carver. He is nice and he is a launderer when he needs money. He plays the accordion. The homesteader does not talk to Carver much. He hears Carver sells his 160 acres. He says he hears George singing through the fields.

"A Ship Without a Rudder" is told from the perspective of Helen Milholland in Winterset, Iowa in 1890. She is in the church and she hears a beautiful voice. She turns around and sees a black boy. She adores him and remembers he wears a snapdragon (flower...

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