Repetition is seen throughout the poem with,We real cool. That word kind of becomes a question, as well as a refrain. Without an education the teens will not last long, according to Brooks. Have each group work together to write a prose poem about a group of people that they associate with, such as members of an academic or athletic club, band members, and so on students should write about themselves to hopefully avoid any tone of mocking another group of people. These similarities become all the more apparent when one attempts to compare the imagery of these poems.
Brooks expresses the way she feels about school drop outs in a short, yet forceful poem. Brooks enforces the poem's theme using patterned repetition. When she knew that they could create a much better life for themselves, most likely because she herself was struggling in her own life. We left school … etc. This is called enjambment, a poetic technique in which the end of a complete thought or statement does not correspond to the end of a line. Seven at the Golden Shovel.
In plays, this is used to set the scene. The unusual viewpoint is this: Both Brooks and Hughes are calling for a change in the lives and attitudes of their fellow African-Americans - and they have to do it. Although all of the lines are very short and it is only an eight-line poem, the sound on each stop stands out. All of the lines are very short and the sound on each stop really pops. Each statement implies a situation of momentary satisfaction. Point out that students can rearrange the word order and change a word or two if necessary to create their final poem.
Seven young guys are gathered around a couple of the tables. Without a high school diploma, their journey to find a decent job will be limited. She could have experienced some poverty which could be why she was constantly switching schools. I don't believe it is hard to imagine a way that they died being pool players So the version that I read online and not hers because it was easier to view had the Seven Golden Shovels or whatever as part of the title or off to side like an introduction. Seven at the Golden Shovel.
The boys in the poem seem to be struggling with identity. She also uses dialect, a black dialect. On the other hand, the words ''lurk'' and ''strike'' have a slightly sinister cast and convey the impression that there might be a dark side to the activities or lifestyle the young man is describing. More importantly, this format enforces the reality of the poem because plays are live in front of an audience. We Real Cool and Deliberate have the same topic, kids for whom the most important thing is to be in groups.
Every word in the whole poem has a single syllable. I think that the reason most of her poems have to do with race is do to that fact that it took her awhile to really appreciate who she was and accept being black. The theme ofWe Real Cool? Language in poetry is defined as something spoken from the heart. The eight lines contain four small stanzas and two-line couplets with the same meter until the end. One student can transcribe the poem on the blackboard and the class can engage in one large conversation, or you might consider breaking students into groups for this activity. The boys want to be defined by their rebellious actions, which place them at odds with polite society. Before actually reading the 10 line poem the first thing that grabs the reader's attention is the title.
In this paper three topics have been selected so that this poem will be able to be analyzed. The last stanza reads, ''Jazz June. From being stripped from their homeland of Africa and being brought to America as slaves, African Americans have seen and been through it all. We'' What stands out in these lines is Brooks' use of alliteration, another diction choice. The speaker of this poem associates himself with a group that he refers to as we. This poem has jazz themes and rhythms in its very bones.
Such carefree mindset will present difficulties as these young boys seek employment. The Poem We real cool. Brooks implies that street people will eventually die soon. Two who are Mostly Good. Poetry is easily distinguishable from a short story or a play by the arrangement the author chooses to organize his or her thoughts.