Left of Cool

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  • Victor Wooten Redefines The Word Musician

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    Victor Wooten redefines the word musician. Regaled as the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius, Victor is known for his solo recordings and tours, and as a member of the Grammy-winning supergroup, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. He is an innovator on the bass guitar, as well as a talented composer, arranger, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. But those gifts only begin to tell the tale of this Tennessee titan. Victor is the loving husband and devoted father of four; the youngest

  • We Real Cool By Gwendolyn Brooks

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    To understand and describe Gwendolyn Brooks poem “We Real Cool” the reader must know what the Pronoun we represent. The reader must also free his or her mind from any type of stereotypical thinking; in fact, if the reader finds it tough to let go of the stereotype thinking, he or she will have the wrong understanding of what this poem is about, and miss a great educational prospect of how different social classes think. If the poem is read once and the words are taken at face value, the reader will

  • The Message of Gwendolyn Brooks' We Real Cool

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    The Message of Gwendolyn Brooks' "We Real Cool" "We Real Cool" is a short, yet powerful poem by Gwendolyn Brooks that sends a life learning message to its reader. The message Brooks is trying to send is that dropping out of school and roaming the streets is in fact not "cool" but in actuality a dead end street. Brooks conveys her message in an ironic manner, which is presented in the title of the poem. Before actually reading the 10 line poem the first thing that grabs the reader's attention

  • Film Analysis Of The Movie Mean Girls

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    believes everyone is nice. Once she gets a glimpse of the “plastics” she’s mesmerized by how cool and confident they are. Regina George is the one in charge of the plastics the “Queen Bee”. She has two minions Gretchen Wieners and Karen Smith. Life is perfect for the plastics or so it seems. Cady Heron gets invited to join the plastics and that’s when she realizes little by little on what it takes to be cool (Messick Waters, 2004). The film “Mean Girls” connects with its target audience which consists

  • Essay on We Real Cool, Poetry Explanation

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    STUDENT NAME PROFESSOR CLASS DATE We Real Cool: Poetry Explication “We Real Cool” is a poem written by Gwendolyn Brooks in 1959, and published in her book The Bean Eaters (We Real Cool, pg 1). A simple and light poem, “We Real Cool” is vague enough to allow readers to visualize their own characters and setting, but specific enough to keep a consistent rebellious image. Brook’s attitude toward the characters is undecided, as the tone is neither tragic nor victorious, but more

  • Letter From A Potato

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    in the wind as you packed boxes into a machine and left. Your mother's tears stained my skin that day. I remember the smile you carried when you came home after four years. You carried a paper in your hands proudly. Soon your parents left and in their place you brought children. Their round faces dripped with my fruit. I held them as they climbed me, you watched. I whispered to the shadows, just as I had for you, keep them cool keep them cool. I waved to the wind as it passed, my skin still

  • Film Analysis Of The Film 'Mean Girls'

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    There is strong imagery used in the film, by the actors showing emotional chaos during troublesome times, for example when Gretchen is being left out. There is a moment in the film where Cady starts trying to carry out a plan to conduct the plastics to turn on each other and she conducts Gretchen to believe that she is being left out. The fact that she felt left out made her feel horrible not adequate and thus she overcompensated by trying to be

  • Analysis Of We Real Cool

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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,

  • Diphenylacetylene Essay

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    readily available to perform this recrystallization. One of the possible contaminants could be potassium bromide formed from the bromine and potassium ions left over in solution after the dehydrobromination reaction. If this contaminant was incorporated into the diphenylacetylene crude crystals and was not removed with the ice and water used to cool down the reaction media, it could be removed with the small amount of water in the recrystallization solvent since KBr is soluble in water and not very soluble

  • Compare and Contrast Essay

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    Children Who Were Rough," by Stephen Spender, and another poem "We Real Cool," by Gwendolyn Brooks share many similarities and differences. These three pieces of literature talk about racism and rough children. "Those Who Don't" is about racism and how people think about others without getting to know them. "My Parents Kept Me from Children Who Were Rough" explains how a good child wants to be like other children who are bad. "We Real Cool" talks about pool players who are bad. These pieces of literature