Reading the poem “Expecting” by Kevin Young and answer these questions in 150 words.
Why do these lines stick out to you? Use what you notice as a starting point, then think about the poem as a whole.
What is Young saying in these lines?
Why does he say it in this way? Why does he use these particular words, and not others?
Why do you think he puts these words together in this particular way?
Why does he arrange these lines on the page in this particular way? Why does he break the line where he breaks it?