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    Analysis Of We Real Cool

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    “We Real Cool," by Gwendolyn Brooks is a lyrical poem that tells a story of teenage rebellion. Although the poem is relatively short, it packs an extremely powerful message about youth. Gwendolyn Brooks centered her works predominately around the African American consciousness. During the time in which the poem was written, many teens, especially young African-American men felt misunderstood and like the world was set up for them to fail. At first glance, it appears this poem is a mere description

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    “We Real Cool," by Gwendolyn Brooks is a fervent short poem that tells a story of teenage rebellion. This poem is a formal verse ballad which uses simple sentences that create a steady meter giving the poem a catchy jazz like quality. Although the poem is short, it packs a powerful message about youth. Gwendolyn Brooks centered her works predominately around the African American consciousness. During the 1960’s when the poem was written, many teens especially young African-American men felt misunderstood

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    considering the fact that she occupied spaces in both of these marginalized groups. Because of her agency as a prolific poet, she was able to be an active voice for the voiceless- namely, women and black youth. Through the poems “The mother” and “We Real Cool,” Brooks argues that one cannot understand another person’s truth objectively without foregoing their preconceived notions about the life and experiences of others. Without understanding others, one cannot fully understand the world. In “The Mother

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    Poetry Analysis of “We Real Cool” By Gwendolyn Brooks “We Real Cool," by Gwendolyn Brooks is a fervent short poem that tells a story of teenage rebellion. This poem is a formal verse ballad which uses simple sentences that create a steady meter giving the poem a catchy jazz like quality. Although the poem is short, it packs a powerful message about youth. Gwendolyn Brooks centered her works predominately around the African American consciousness. During the 1960’s when the poem was written, many

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    We Real Cool

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    We Real Cool English 125 We Real Cool In this paper the topic that will be written about is the poem entitled “We Real Cool”. This poem was written in 1960 by a woman named Gwendolyn Brooks. In this paper three topics have been selected so that this poem will be able to be analyzed. With each element, it will de discussed how those elements affected and interested me while reading. The three elements that have been written about are form, language, and content. Form, in poetry, can be

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    Essay On We Real Cool

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    Strong Connection in“We Real Cool” As well all know, connections are not easy to come by. Connections are made for resembling one thing to another. In addition to the resemblance, the poem, “We Real Cool”, has a strong connection that is shown by the author that help illustrate the meaning of the poem. In the poem of, “We Real Cool”, by Gwendolyn Brooks, there is a satisfyingly strong connection involving the poem, title, and author. Firstly, to show the satisfyingly strong connection

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    We Real Cool Analysis

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    forms and a ballad is one of these poetic forms. It is usually made up of a basic construction of quatrain stanzas. The lines contain rhyme, and generally tell a story that can be compared to a song. In analyzing, Peter and John by Elinor Wylie, We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks, Riverbanks Blues by Sterling A. Brown and The Cherry-tree Carol, author unknown, meanings are conveyed through their use of form, rhyme and the story

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    We Real Cool Analysis Mob mentality, also known as herd mentality is how people are influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviors. In reality, people in the group developed one lifestyle, one purpose, and one mind. This mentality is slightly shown in something as innocent as school cliques. But often, this mob mentality can have negative consequences. Gwendolyn Brooks’ We Real Cool is a cautionary tale of 7 pool players living fast and dying young together. The poem uses symbolism,

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    Death "We Real Cool"

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    Death in “We Real Cool” In Gwendolyn Brooks poem “We Real Cool” Seven African-American high school dropouts want everyone to admire them. These teenagers explain how they stay out late playing pool, fighting, sinning and drinking. Though they believe they have everybody else fooled, they know themselves that the destructive behavior they are taking part in will lead to their death. “The sluggard’s carving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work” (Proverbs 21:25) The Bible makes

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    Rebellion In We Real Cool

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    can lead to a great adventure, or it can ruin your life. One technique Rebellion can do its damage is death. Rebellion isn’t always obvious and can be found in places most people are unaware of. It can use disguises and be misinterpreted. In “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks, the boys can be seen as rebels in a

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