Analysis Of Truth By Gwendolyn Brooks

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My initial thoughts of “Truth”, is that it could possibly have another meaning other than just talking about the sun. She uses the word “he” whenever she talks about the sun, so I initially thought it would be about a guy. But I now believe she is comparing the sun to the truth. When it says, “What if we wake one shimmering morning to hear the fierce hammering of his firm knuckles hard on the door?” (Brooks). I think that it is possible that the poet is trying to compare the sun to the truth, when the truth finally catches up to the girl. This poem is probably one of the deepest poems I have read in a long time. Brooks uses literary language to show the complexity of the poem “Truth”. The first line says, “And if sun comes, how shall we greet …show more content…
In them she used a strict technical form, lofty word choice, and complicated word play (Gwendolyn Brooks Biography). This poem could have been written from the point of view of an African-American, who has been fighting the truth. She attended many workshops during 1941-1942, Brooks attended Inez Cunningham Stark’s workshop on poetry, which helped hone her technical abilities and inspired her to take up writing as a profession. After that, there was no looking back for this radical poet (Who is Gwendolyn Brooks? Everything You Need to Know). This shaped the way she became a poet. In 1945 her first book of poetry, A Street in Bronzeville, brought her instant critical acclaim. She was selected one of Mademoiselle magazine's "Ten Young Women of the Year," she won her first Guggenheim Fellowship, and she became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters (William). This allowed her to write about more important topics, because she is considered to be a prominent poet. The meaning of the poem is still relevant today. I would say that the poem has the same meaning as it had in the 1940’s. The poem really doesn’t have much to do with the time period, but instead, it’s about a person’s way of hiding from the truth in their own head. I wouldn’t say that the poem has lost significance over

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