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by: Dr. Yoshiko Baumbach


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Dr. Yoshiko Baumbach

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Dr. Yoshiko Baumbach on Sunday October 11, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PHIL 1105 at Columbus State University taught by David Wisdo in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see /class/221221/phil-1105-columbus-state-university in PHIL-Philosophy at Columbus State University.




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Date Created: 10/11/15
Every human being has performed an act of deviancy Teenagers are known to be the most deviant of all beings They rebel against the norms while being lost to find themselves in the end In the poem the quotWe Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks this poem discusses seven teenagers acts of deviancy The title itself quotWe Real Cool suggests that these teenagers performing these acts of deviancy think that they are actually cool for being rebellious The author discusses what the seven teenagers do since they no longer chose to be apart ofa positive society The poem has definite rhythm throughout each stanza However the last stanza breaks the rhythm by end the poem with quotDie Soon Gwendolyn Brooks uses quotWequot at the end of each line but quotWequot isn t referring to the seven players playing pool quotWequot was singling out African Americans at the time she wrote the poem but today it can be used as a warning sign for any teenager This poem being written in the 1950 s was an indicator for African American teens that they should only try to succeed in order to escape racism This is certain as Gwendolyn Brooks herselfwas a civil rights activist The line quotWe real cool We is saying that quotWe are real cool for what we are doing but our future isn t certain quotLeft school We shows that the teenagers have dropped out of school while education during this time wasn t so easy to achieve for minorities She is showing that these seven have given up on life as is letting racism have its way with their destiny The only thing they know for certain is that they are real cool The structure of this poem was built for a purpose Iazz was the popular music that teenagers listened to as HipHop is today s popular genre When Iazz lyrics are analyzed they tell a story The author has her poem written in a style that


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