We Real Cool/We Die Hard By Robert Brooks Analysis

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The use of irony from Brooks enables the reader to show the theme of unexpected turns of events. “ We real cool/ we left school/ we lurk late/ we strike straight…”(1-4). These lines show freedom and pride more than anything. Here the pool players are probably living their lives and thinking that nothing in their life before hand was as good as this and that this is the way to live life. Later on in the last section of the poem the kids continue to describe what they are doing with, “ We sing sin/ We thin gin/ We jazz soon/ We die soon” (5-8). Here Irony is greatly shown and is used to prove the theme. The Irony that is here is that the 7 people acted like they finally escaped life and all its rules and boundaries and that finally have
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