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Carver: A Life in Poems Chapter Summary & Analysis - Beside Reading to The Sweet-Hearts Summary

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Beside Reading to The Sweet-Hearts Summary

"Beside Reading" discusses Carver's bedside, which has dried leaves, seeds, notes, letters and a Bible. There is also a Bill of Sale for a thirteen-year-old girl named Mary. It is a bill of sale for his mother's slavery. It works out to fifteen cents a day for every day she lived, $350 for each son and no charge for two stillborn daughters. It is $700 for her whole future. He shakes his head. He thinks about his link to his mother. He places the Bible on the table and blows out the light. He goes to sleep.

"Poultry Husbandry" discusses the insanity of Carver's many tasks of his job. He is a botanist. He raises chickens. He is the superintendent of poultry operations, teaches seven classes, etc. There are only a couple work-study students who help him. Booker T. Washington, his...

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