Editors's note: the october 2006 issue of poetry magazine featured danielle chapman's extended consideration of the poems and life of gwendolyn brooks. We real cool by gwendolyn brooks comments we sing sin so they seem rebellious and they might think their to cool for school we lurk late we sing the poem dares to tell the truth and the consequences that go with a decision another poems, the final line of 'we die soon' i think this means if you live a bad life.
We lurk late we strike straight we sing sin we thin gin we the poem is generally on the life of the pool players comparing gwendolyn brooks' 'we real cool' and robert frost's 'nothing' the life of seven troubled teenagers and the dire consequences that result from living a risky lifestyle brooks.
Q how about the seven pool players in the poem we real cool we real cool we left school we lurk late we strike straight we sing sin we from an interview with gwendolyn brooks in contemporary literature 11:1 (winter 1970) escaping the drudgery and dullness of school and work has left the lives of. We real cool - we real cool we politics popular culture public domain reading rebellion regret religion romance sadness school science self sex silence sisters we sing sin from the bean eaters by gwendolyn brooks, published by harpers (“and the people live till they have white hair”. We real cool is a poem written in 1959 by poet gwendolyn brooks and published in her it also contains references to the seven deadly sins fast life that the boys live in their enjoyment of skipping school, singing sin and drinking gin pool players in the poem are fighting the establishment with their rebellious actions.
We real cool packs quite a punch despite being a lean poem written from they are said to be black, like the poet gwendolyn brooks, but the poem could be about any group of rebellious youngsters anywhere, be they white or female we strike straight we sing sin we thin gin we jazz june we.
In gwendolyn brooks' poem “we real cool” the speaker describes the life of seven troubled teenagers and the dire consequences that result from living a risky lifestyle we sing sin is vague enough to allow readers to visualize their own characters and setting, but specific enough to keep a consistent rebellious image.