Carver: A Life in Poems - Study Guide The New Rooster to Ruellia Noctiflora Summary & Analysis

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"The New Rooster" discusses how Carver has a new assistant, George R. Bridgeforth, in the Tuskegee Poultry Yard in 1902 to 1913. Bridgeforth is brilliant too. He and Carver butt heads. Bridgeforth has ambitions of becoming principal. Booker T. Washington favors both of them. If Bridgeforth were a rooster, he would be handsome, tall and plumed. If Carver were a rooster, he would be some weird mutant. They argue about the chickens. One wants them quarantined; the other does not. They squabble over disappearing eggs. After a ten-year battle over the poultry yard, Carver quits then stays, quits then stays and continues this back and forth cycle. Washington divides them. Carver gets a lab; Bridgeforth gets the poultry yard. A new rooster crows, which means Bridgeforth is in charge.

"How a Dream Dies" discusses how Booker T. Washington dies...

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