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Who is the speaker in "We Real Cool?"
In "We Real Cool," how does the poet view the pool players? Does she blame them for their bleak fates ahead or have sympathy for them?
In the poem "We Real Cool," what makes you who you are? How are the boys's identities constructed in the poem?
What figurative language (personification, simile, metaphor) is used in the poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks?
In "We Real Cool" where does the poet use alliteration?
What literary devices/strategies are used in the poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks?
In "We Real Cool," by Gwendolyn Brooks, why does the poet begin with "We" only in the first line instead of isolating each complete sentence on its own line?
Why is each word in the poem "We Real Cool" a single syllable?
What is the attitude of the poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks?
In “We Real Cool,” why does Brooks chose to end each line of the poem, except the last, with the word "we"?
The poems “We Real Cool” and “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” use a viewpoint that is unusual in this unit. What is the unusual viewpoint? In each poem, whom does that viewpoint represent? How does the viewpoint relate to the theme of each of the two poems?
What is the form (narrative, sonnet, monologue, lyric) of "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks?
What is the meter of "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks?
"We Real Cool" uses both alliteration and assonance. What is the effect of the figures of speech and rhyme in the poem? Hint: Remember that she mentions jazz music.
What do the characters do after they leave school in “We Real Cool”?
In the poem "We Real Cool," how does the rhythm of the poem contribute to the characterization of the speaker?
In the poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks, what are three literary devices used? What is the theme?
What is the plot, or sequence of events, in the poem "We Real Cool"?
In the poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks, what important facts do we learn about the speaker or speakers? "We Real Cool" by Gwendolynn Brooks
How would you describe the poem’s tone, the poet’s attitude toward the characters and subject in "We Real Cool"?
In the poems “We Real Cool” and “Invictus,” how are the moods similar but the endings different?
Brooks wrote “We Real Cool” in 1960, more than forty years ago. Do you think the poem is outdated, or does it still apply to life today? Explain. "We Real Cool" by Gwendolynn Brooks
I have an assignment where I have to analyze We Real Cool by using TPCASTT (title, paraphrase, connotation, diction, attitude, tone, shift(s), title revisited and theme). I've been working on this for a week, but I feel very weak when it comes to analyzing things in general. I need help on putting my thoughts into words, and also understanding the poem itself; I just can't grasp the entire message that Brooks is giving. So far this is what I have. T: We Real Cool P: I don't really have much other than this for paraphrasing: We are really cool, because we skip school We hang all day and all night We play pool, and we are good at it. Its always June for us, we don’t go to school. We will get in trouble soon. C: For connotation I don't have anything down yet. A: I interpreted the tone as lighthearted and careless, but I want to find a better way to say it; those two words don't really paint the picture in my head. S: For shifts I highlighted all the happy parts of the poem, which is basically all the lines except for the last one which is when the shift happens. T: I said the title "We Real Cool" is a sarcastic way of describing the people as actually uncool for being delinquents. T: Don't really know how to put it, but I feel like the poem is about having pride in rebellion.
Does the poem "We Real Cool" romanticize "sin" or criticize it?
What are the main themes in "We Real Cool"?
How can I analyze the poem "We Real Cool"? Who are the characters? What is the setting? What is the author's attitude toward the subject?
In the poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks, did the characters take justice into their own hands? Could someone tell me what kind of justice is this in the above poem please? Thanks - Joelle
In the poem "We Real Cool," identify the speaker his or her situation. How does the rhythm of this poem reflect the innovations of Langston Hughes?
In the poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks, what purpose do the two lines immediately below the title serve?
In Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "We Real Cool", how does she create the tone, and how does the tone reflect the poem's message?
In "We Real Cool," what age do you think the "we" of the poem are? What examples from the poem lead you to that conclusion? How does their age contribute to the overall meaning of the poem?
Explain the images in the poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks.
What makes the last line of the poem effective?
On the poem, "We Real Cool" are the following lines part of the poem or is this the title - "THE POOL PLAYERS. SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL." .
I am writing a poem analysis of "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks." I am having a hard time with my thesis- I have referenced the theme of identity and need to describe three aspect of elements of structure or poetic devices and tie it together.
How is “We Real Cool" reflective in any way of Brooks' life?
What is the goal of the author of "We Real Cool"?
In the poem "We Real Cool," by Gwendolynn Brooks, what do you think is the theme, or message?