The found poem was found in “Thank You, M’am” by author Langston Hughes. It shows an external conflict between a women antagonis t Mrs. Jones and a boy named Roger. In the rising act of the story the boy runs behind Mrs. Jones and attempts to snatch her purse but he ended up failing. Roger comes across as a poor boy that wants to buy a pair of shoes, but he does not have enough money so he has to go steal people’s purse. However, while robbing, Mrs. Jones was able to catch him. Hopefully this conflict will not last long and the boy will be able to get his shoes and Mrs. Jones will be able to get her purse back.

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