Poet, Gwendolyn Brooks Uses Social Issues to Connect with the Reader in “Fight First, Then Fiddle” and “We Real Cool”

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The same author Gwendolyn Brooks writes the poems “Fight First, Then Fiddle” and “We Real cool”. I am about to explain to you of how the author uses social issues through of the two poems I am referring to connect to her readers. The poem “We Real Cool”, by Gwendolyn Brooks was a great piece. I chose this poem because I could relate to the choice of words the author had chosen to use. The choice of words the author had chosen led me to believe the teens that the author described in her poem had to be a part of an African American. I understood this by the cultural similarities that I have often shared. A lot of the time in my culture we have a tendency to shorten many words, which are identified as “slang”. I felt this poem was a…show more content…
They are too young to see their consequences missing the positive role models. “Fight First, Then Fiddle” I felt this was a sonnet that everyone can connect to. I chose this poem because I felt the author gave me a message when I needed to hear it the most, the message was Fight first, then fiddle! The author wrote this poem for those who maybe going through a hard time in making a transition to better their lives, Brooks wanted the reader to see that you have to push through what ever you are going through then it will become easier for you. She made the tone of the poem, seem sort of like a song, from the way the sonnet rhymed to the tone seeming to be up be to motivate and individual. The sonnet carries the traditional flow of most sonnets, but Gwendolyn puts a little of her own touch to her poem that goes ABBA A BBA CDDCEE. I believe Brooks executed her sound of the poem to line up with the theme very well. I have noticed in my comparison of the two poem “fight first, then fiddle” and “We Real Cool” the author starts off positive then goes on to the negatives of her poems. I believe that author paints a picture in her poems about that it is up and down when it comes to life. For instance in “We Real Cool” Gwendolyn wrote, “Sing sin. We thin gin." Showing that the teens in her poem are having a good time singing to some of the tunes, but then the life style catches up to them,

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