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"We Real Cool," by Gwendolyn Brooks

Author: Gwendolyn Brooks

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THE POOL PLAYERS.
SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL.

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We real cool. We
Left school. We

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OLIVER LANG (Apr 08 2019 11:02AM) : The word "we" gives the effect of making people think about their life and what they've done. [Edited]
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GEORGE TASE (May 08 2019 1:30PM) : I agree. I wonder who these people are? They must be High school kids.
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OLIVER LANG (May 28 2019 2:06PM) : considering how they are related to school they could be around this age
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OLIVER LANG (Apr 08 2019 11:10AM) : This is how people should think of themselves to have a more positive life
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OLIVER LANG (Apr 08 2019 11:04AM) : Leaving school can make you think about the times in life where we can make good or bad choices
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OLIVER LANG (Apr 08 2019 11:09AM) : It gives the idea where you can do something like drop out or do the good thing and graduate
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Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

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OLIVER LANG (Apr 08 2019 11:05AM) : It shows the idea of being out at night acting a certain way
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GEORGE TASE (May 08 2019 1:47PM) : How do you think this line represents life? What do you mean by "acting a certain way"
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OLIVER LANG (May 28 2019 2:10PM) : it could mean that they are doing something that they shouldn't and are lurking, as in not trying to get caught
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STEPHEN HOWARD (May 16 2019 1:42PM) : lurk late more

They stay out until the wee hours of the night, “lurking”

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OLIVER LANG (Apr 08 2019 11:06AM) : It shows times where you're completely on point with things
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Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

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OLIVER LANG (Apr 08 2019 11:09AM) : They are promoting sinning as their song
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GEORGE TASE (May 08 2019 1:44PM) : I think they must be talking about saying bad words (sins).
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STEPHEN HOWARD (May 16 2019 1:39PM) : sing sin more

i agree. i think that ‘singing gin’ means promoting it and they’re sending it as their message.

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OLIVER LANG (Apr 08 2019 11:07AM) : It comes before the word "die" showing how drinking can kill
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OLIVER LANG (May 10 2019 2:11PM) : when the author mentions gin or beer it has foreshadowing because of how beer causes death which is brought up in the end.
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Jazz June. We

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OLIVER LANG (Apr 08 2019 11:11AM) : It's showing how you should be happy towards the end of your life and you shouldn't be negative about things [Edited] more

When you think about the end of your life it can give you a sad feeling. When you are close to it you may feel even worse but when you think of things like “Jazz June” you may think positivity. This could represent someones image of happiness. it means that the poet wants you to do something you love when your life is coming to an end

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GEORGE TASE (May 08 2019 1:35PM) : I see where you coming from on how this poem represents life. Do you think it may have another meaning? Can it be deeper then that?
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STEPHEN HOWARD (May 16 2019 1:43PM) : jazz june more

But what do you think jazz june means? Do they mean the month?

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Die soon.

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OLIVER LANG (Apr 08 2019 11:03AM) : Death can make the reader value life more
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GEORGE TASE (May 08 2019 1:33PM) : Why do yo think the author decided to end at such a negative note? He started off on a more positive note
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OLIVER LANG (Apr 08 2019 11:08AM) : This sentence is describing the circle of life's end
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OLIVER LANG (May 10 2019 2:16PM) : this part uses euphemism by describing something very graphic as a simple two words, die soon.
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DMU Timestamp: March 29, 2019 18:11

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