Importance Of Family Traditions In Nikki Giovanni's 'Legacies'
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Family Traditions & the Generation Gap
Family traditions and the generation gap are both very important themes in Nikki Giovanni poem Legacies. Family tradition and heritages makes it possible for the family’s name and tradition to be passed onto the next generation. In the poem we certainly see the grandmother trying to pass on a family tradition onto the little girl but the little girl refuses to learn. In today’s society there is wide generation gap between grandchildren and their grandparents. As we are advancing even more in modern age the gap between generations is widening more. There is a broken sentence structure as the poem starts off which indicates the lack of connection the granddaughter and grandmother share. The little girl