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    Sadie Buxton Ms. Price C&C November, 30, 2015 Gwendolyn Brooks was an accomplished poet with a new voice for her time. As a writer, Brooks was able to convey social and political issues . Due largely to this she became the first black female to win the Pulitzer Prize and also served as the poetry consultant to the Library of Congress. Born on June 7, 1917 to David and Keziah Brooks in Topeka, Kansas, she moved to Chicago a short six months later as part of the great migration. Once in Chicago, Brooks experienced three distinct high school experiences. The first one was Hyde Park Highschool, which was a prestigous school that was mostly white. Brooks then transferred to an all-black high school called Wendell Phillips. Finally, she attended Englewood, a racially integrated school (poetryfoundation.org). These three…

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    always played a huge role in understanding why do humans behave and accomplish goals some that are very adventurous and against a human’s comfort zone. Literature reflects on human 's nature and pulls at their instinct to be adventurous and go against their comfort zone of a normal life to do something extraordinary. Two examples of pieces of literature that show off people that accept the call to adventure while other folks do not ,is the New York Times Article, “A Private Dance? Four Million…

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    In the late 1950s Gwendolyn Brooks writes “We Real Cool”. During this time it was the middle of the civil rights movement and that had a big impact on her writing and this poem in particular. In this poem she writes about her observation of a group of kids and what they must be thinking and feeling. It appears to the reader the kids in the poem are rebellious because she writes about them doing things such as skipping school and drinking. The style of writing is very simplistic, but conveys a…

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    In the poem “We Real Cool” written by the first African-American to win a Pulitzer for Poetry, Gwendolyn Brooks discusses how she came across a group of young men at a pool hall, and what she thought they were feeling. Gwendolyn Brooks does a great job of discussing the issues, which African Americans faced during the time of the poem’s publication in the 1950’s in Chicago. Brooks does so in a clear and concise way that engages the readers by using alliteration, rhyme, and monosyllabic words. So…

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    In the late 1950s Gwendolyn Brooks writes “We Real Cool”. During this time it was the middle of the civil rights movement and that had a big impact on her writing and this poem in particular. In this poem she writes about her observation of a group of kids and what they must be thinking and feeling. It appears to the reader the kids in the poem are rebellious because she writes of them doing things such as skipping school and drinking. The style of writing is very simplistic but conveys a…

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    Gwendolyn Brooks, a female black author. She had written many poems, but to everyone there is one that sticks out the most.“We Real Cool.” She wishes that wasn 't the only poem that she is well-known for but that will do for her. Her poem is very short yet it is good enough to set an image and makes someone think about what era this was at and how it can trigger something. It is based on of the young adults and what they do as an everyday life instead of what they should be doing to better…

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    Poetic Explication: “We Real Cool” We Real Cool, is a rather short poem written by Gwendolyn Brooks in 1960, right in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement. Near the beginning of the poem it sounds like everything is quite alright with everyone, with “We real cool,” but by the end of the poem, everything is not ok, and the poem ends with “We / die soon,” which means that death will soon occur, if change does not happen (Brooks 3, 9-10). Through the use several literary techniques, Brooks…

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    In todays’ society, a big part of arguments and conflicts have revolved around racism. Unless a person has gone to a high school or a University where the issue of racial privileges have been an issue, generally people tend to have their first encounter with the issue online. Misinterpretations of this discussion can often interfere with a persons view on this topic. Gwendolyn Brooks is a great American poet that portrays the lives of many Southern Chicago African Americans. I chose one of her…

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    “The Beans Eaters” by Gwendolyn Brooks express the routine life of the poor couple satisfy life. The poem is about an old couple who is sitting at the table and starts eating dinner. Suddenly they start to look around them and start thinking about their life. An analysis of the routine and their satisfy life will help us understand the poem. The routine “The Bean Eaters” express the idea that when we are older, we are restricted to follow a typical routine. For example “and remembering,…

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    Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Thomas Hardy were some of the main poets who shared their views on women’s oppression. In Dickinson’s” Much Madness is Divinest Sense” the people who go against the social normality are shunned or disapproved…

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