The mushrooms remind me of the girls, and the outside world, the guys. In a sense, this poem can relate to most people in the world, (mostly women), and how they are not treated equally as boys and how gender roles play a big part in our society. The end of the poem describes how by morning, the mushrooms have the respect they deserve, just like us, it takes time for us to grow, to learn, it doesn’t happen overnight. Somehow it is linked to “The Friday Everything Changed,” because the mushrooms represent equality and for them, all that matters is being together. The world doesn’t see them… just like the girls in the story, no one every thought about them carrying the water. The girls then worked together and proved that they are as capable as boys are and all they wanted was equality; just like the mushrooms, they wanted to be seen, to be respected… to not be left behind.
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Hanna – thanks – a good analysis