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Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks The poem “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks was written in 1945. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first child of David and Keziah Brooks. She was born on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. Brooks wrote her first poem when she was 13 years old and was published in the children’s. Moreover she was the first black author to win the Pulitzer prize. magazine. In 1938 she was married to Henry Blakely and had two children. After a long battle of cancer Brooks died in December 3, 2000....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, The Mother, Gwendolyn Brooks]

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We Real Cool By Gwendolyn Brooks

- Reading literature is the most essential way to expand your mind. Some literature Is have read through the year are, the world is too much with us by William Wordsworth, we real cool by Gwendolyn Brooks. Even though the world is too much with us is a pretty interesting poem I feel more drawn to we real cool. I am more drawn to the poem because the message the author is portraying in this poem, the language the author is using to develop the problem in the poem, and because it relates to the place and the environment where I grow up....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alliteration]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' We Real Cool ' By Gwendolyn Brooks

- The poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks is a very interesting and clever writing piece. This poem open like a play, with the title, “The Pool Players. Seven at the Golden Shovel.” As we analysis the poem we understand that these seven pool players are at the Golden Shovel pool hall. As the word “Golden” reminds of us of money, sunshine, and youth, among other things. Its early summer, so it might be "Golden" outside, but we 're willing to bet it doesn 't look "Golden" inside the pool hall, which makes the name ironic....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Stanza, Gwendolyn Brooks]

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The Culture of and Prejudice Against African Americans as Depicted in Gwendolyn Brooks' Poetry and Stories

- African American’s have faced a great deal of harsh and cruel treatment throughout our society. From being stripped from their homeland of Africa and being brought to America as slaves, African Americans have seen and been through it all. Author and renowned poet Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks discuses and describes many of the cruel and unfair treatment that African Americans have faced throughout our civilization. Brooks’ not only speaks on the racial prejudice of African Americans, but she also discusses the heartaches, the life, and the growth of African Americans as a people....   [tags: Poems, Gwendolyn Brooks, racism]

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The Grieving of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- "The Mother," by Gwendolyn Brooks, is about a mother who has experienced a number of abortions and now has remorse. You can feel the remorse she is going through when reading the poem. She is regretful, yet explains that she had no other choice. It is a heartfelt poem where she talks bout how she will not be able to do certain things for the children that she aborted. This poem may be a reflection of what many other women are dealing with. The first stanza starts off with "Abortions will not let you forget," which sounds like the woman is talking in general terms....   [tags: Essay on Gwendolyn Brooks]

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Gwendolyn Brooks' The Ballad of Late Annie

- Gwendolyn Brooks' The Ballad of Late Annie "The Ballad of Late Annie" is one of several poems from Gwendolyn Brooks' "Notes from the Childhood and the Girlhood" section of her book Annie Allen. Published in 1949, Annie Allen, a mock epic of an African-American girl growing up in a time of increasing social tension, illustrated the existence of a black struggle that did not break into the American mainstream until the birth of the Civil Rights Movement ten years later. It is comprised of four different parts; "Notes from the Childhood and the Girlhood," "The Anniad," "Appendix to the Anniad," and "The Womanhood." In "The Ballad of Late Annie," Brooks introduces her anti-hero Annie, a childi...   [tags: Gwendolyn Brooks Ballad Late Annie Essays]

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Gwendolyn Brooks' We Real Cool

- Gwendolyn Brooks' "We Real Cool" The poem 'We Real Cool' by Gwendolyn Brooks is a stream of the thoughts of poor inner city African-Americans who have adopted a hoodlum lifestyle. Though many can have different interpretations of this poem, it is fair to look at the life and career or the works and influences of Gwendolyn Brooks. The life and art of the black American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks, began on June 7, 1917 when she was born in Topeka, Kansas. She was the first child of Keziah Corine Wims and David Anderson Brooks....   [tags: Gwendolyn Brooks Real Cool Poem Poet Essays]

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The Black Counter-Culture in We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks

- The Black Counter-Culture in "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks After reading the poem "We Real Cool," by Gwendolyn Brooks, most people think that Brooks is making an ironic statement. Most will read the poem and think that Brooks is being sarcastic by using simple language and in the end asserting that the seven pool players will die soon, or more broadly that all who speak in this manner will die soon. No doubt some people will see Brooks' statement "We/Left school" as the beginning of her disapproval of a lack of an education, and that the lines of the poem represent the thoughts or statements of the pool players....   [tags: Gwendolyn Brooks We Real Cool Essays]

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A Brief Biography of Gwendolyn Brooks

- Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most respected and established poets of all time. Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, on June 7, 1917. Shortly after her birth her family moved to Chicago, Illinois where she was raised. Gwendolyn Brooks’ parents were very supportive of their daughter’s passion for reading and writing. Gwendolyn Brooks had a true gift from God and it was writing. Gwendolyn Brooks’ mother discovered her talent for writing when she was seven. When she was thirteen she published her poem, “Eventide” which appeared in American Childhood....   [tags: poet, life, talents, awards]

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Comparison Of The Sisters By Gwendolyn Brooks

- “Comparison of the Sisters” There are so many ways to write literature. One of the most difficult styles is poetry, which is why many writers have trouble writing it, and/or getting any popularity from it. But from time to time there comes a poet who is exceptionally good at writing poetry. Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, or in this case Gwendolyn Brooks. But like most poets, Brooks was not born a famous poet. Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas. Both her parents were very supportive of their daughter 's passion for writing, and because of that, Brooks was able to get a poem published when she was just 13....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Difference, Family]

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The Inspiring Rhyme of Gwendolyn Brooks

- In “We Real Cool,” by Gwendolyn Brooks, one can almost visualize a cool cat snapping his fingers to the beat, while she is reading this hip poem. Her powerful poem uses only a few descriptive words to conjure up a gang of rebellious teens. Brooks employs a modern approach to the English language and her choice of slang creates a powerful jazz mood. All of the lines are very short and the sound on each stop really pops. Brooks uses a few rhymes to craft an effective sound and image of the life she perceives....   [tags: Literary Analysis, We Real Cool]

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Gwendolyn Brooks, For Every Action...

- According to Newton’s Third Law, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This concept was primarily applied to physics, but it is evident in many aspects of life. This universal law can be seen everywhere, from roller coasters in Hershey Park, to the grounding of the kid with the messy room, to the change winds before a storm, and, of course, to the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks. Spending her whole life in the poor inner-city, Brooks was surrounded not only by choices good and bad, but people living out the consequences of the choices they made....   [tags: Biography, American Poet, Teacher, Pulitzer Prize]

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The Mother By Gwendolyn Brooks

- In “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks and “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath, both writers describe a mother’s personal thoughts and emotions through their journey of motherhood. In order to defend the mother both poems provide positive aspects of a mother .Whether they are a mother with a child or an aborted child. The poems describe both black and white areas of motherhood and how we shouldn’t mark mothers that have children or aborted children as horrible mothers. Instead, we should consider the circumstances in which both mothers are going through and take into consideration that mothers are mothers whether or not they had the child....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Mother, Uterus]

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Gwendolyn Brooks- Influencial Poet

- Gwendolyn Brooks was an extremely influential poet. Her poems inspired many people. Brooks’ career started after publishing her first poem Eventide. This poem started Brooks’ career as a well-known American poet. Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas, to KeziahWims Brooks and David Anderson Brooks. Brooks’ family didn’t have much income. Her father David Brooks was a janitor. Keziah Brooks, Gwendolyn’s mother was a school teacher. Soon after Gwendolyn was born her family moved away from Kansas....   [tags: Poet, Poetic Analysis, Biography, Writer, Eventide]

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Gwendolyn Brooks: An African American Poet

- Gwendolyn Brooks’ did not let her hurdles in life slow her down. In fact, Brooks’ used her obstacles to her advantage, and sprinted towards the finish line. Gwendolyn faced financial struggles, and limited opportunities due to her racial background. However, Brooks’ achieved many accomplishments and used her African American heritage to become one of America’s best poetic authors. Gwendolyn Brooks has said that her poetry was written for blacks and about blacks, yet any person of any race can relate to the universal themes portrayed in her pieces....   [tags: Literature, Biography, Author]

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A Song in the Front Yard by Gwendolyn Brooks

- “A Song in the Front Yard”, by Gwendolyn Brooks, illustrates the desire people develop to experience new things and live life according to their own rules. In the first stanza, Brooks uses diction of propriety and unfamiliarity to emphasize the author’s desire to change her life. In the first line, the author establishes that she is only familiar with one way of life since she has “stayed in the front yard all [her] life.” The author “stayed” in the front yard suggesting that she was able to leave the yard and experience new things, but she just was not ready....   [tags: Poetic Analysis]

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We Real Cool By Gwendolyn Brooks

- Poetry has been around for thousands of years throughout human history and has been used as a tool for telling stories from one generation to another. These short passages can describe love, cleverness, hate or war; one can find beauty in them and interpret them in their own personal way. Poetry as the Miriam Webster dictionary describes it “is writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm”....   [tags: Poetry, Vowel, Rhyme, Rhetoric]

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We Real Cool By Gwendolyn Brooks

- Gwendolyn Brooks’ “We Real Cool” (written in 1959 and published in 1960) is a lyric poem that shows a glimpse into the life of seven, young African-American men who have chosen to abandon the social norm of searching for the “American Dream” and, instead, venture into the uncertainty of life roaming the streets (slang for unsavory areas where criminal activity is frequent), where the only certainty is an early death. In a time already plagued with racial hostility, life was guaranteed to come with adversities for young, African-Americans, but to freely choose a life without a formal education or employment was adding unnecessary hardships....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Sociology, Lyric poetry]

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Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks For this assignment, I chose the poem "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks. This poem is generally about abortion and the feelings a mother has. It's about the remembrance of the children aborted and the little things children do that the mother will miss. Many images are conveyed throughout this entire poem. When Brooks mentions "the singers and workers that never handled the air" it gives off an air of sadness. You get the feeling that Brooks is trying to convey, to the mother, a sense of longing for those little things mothers are know to be good at....   [tags: Papers]

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The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks "The Mother," by Gwendolyn Brooks, is a sorrowful, distressing poem about a mother who has experienced numerous abortions. While reading the poem, you can feel the pain, heartache, distress and grief she is feeling. She is both remorseful and regretful; nevertheless, she explains that she had no other alternative. It is a sentimental and heart wrenching poem where she talks about not being able to experience or do things with the children that she aborted -- things that people who have children often take for granted....   [tags: My Children Heaven Essays Poetry Abortion]

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Maud Martha, by Gwendolyn Brooks

-      Black women's experiences and those of other women of color have never fit the private -public model.  Rather than trying to explain why Black women's work and family patterns deviate from the alleged norm, a more fruitful approach lies in challenging the very constructs of work and families themselves. ("Native") Maud Martha Brown had strong ideas regarding marriage.   She set out to conquer the role as wife, in spite of and because of her insecurities and personal hardships.  Unlike the rose-colored images that enveloped the minds of many traditional (white) women during that period of the 1940s and 50s, Maud Martha set her sights on being a bride under the simplest conditions. ...   [tags: Maud Martha Essays]

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The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- In a world in which abortion is considered either a woman's right or a sin against God, the poem "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks gives a voice to a mother lamenting her aborted children through three stanzas in which a warning is given to mothers, an admission of guilt is made, and an apology to the dead is given. The poet-speaker, the mother, as part of her memory addresses the children that she "got that [she] did not get" (2). The shift in voice from stanza to stanza allows Brooks to capture the grief associated with an abortion by not condemning her actions, nor excusing them; she merely grieves for what might have been....   [tags: Poem Poetry Abortion]

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Analysis Of Gwendolyn Brooks 's ' Kitchenette Building, Dreams '

- In Gwendolyn Brooks’ kitchenette building, dreams are referred to as stinky onions that fight with fried potatoes. Brooks uses a metaphor of cooking potatoes to show the need for balance between dreams and daily tasks. This metaphor shows that it is okay to spice up life with dreams, just as the onions complement the flavor of the potatoes. However, too many onions will overpower the taste of the potatoes, which can be compared to life being overpowered by putting too much emphasis on following dreams....   [tags: Personal life, Psychology, Happiness]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Kitchenette Folk ' By Gwendolyn Brooks

- In society females are subjected to stereotypes about what they are expected to be if they want to be considered a lady and/or a mother. Gwedolyn Brooks’s Maud Martha takes the reader throughout the life of an African American woman, named Maud Martha, who defies stereotypes and witnesses women around her doing the same thing. In Gwendolyn Brooks’s chapter, kitchenette folk, Maud Martha talks about people in her building, specifically focusing her attention on women who are not considered normal in society....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Black-and-white films, Mother]

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The Explorer by Gwendolyn Brooks and Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden

- “Shall we beguile their limbs with mellow flute, / Not always bend to some more subtle brute; / We were not made eternally to weep.” (Cullen) A majority of the African American culture had been enslaved in the South until the Civil War. After the end of slavery, the emancipated group began to strive for political equality, beginning the first in a long series of events that would ultimately end in the Harlem Renaissance, the period of time when a large majority of African American’s moved to the urban areas of the Northeast and Midwest United States....   [tags: archetypal and social perspectives, analysis]

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Analysis of the Peom "The Crazy Woman" by Gwendolyn Brooks

- The Conflict of the poem “The Crazy Woman” dramatizes how the woman is different from other people. When she does things that she enjoys people call her crazy for not being the same as them and doing stuff they enjoy. The woman expresses herself through the seasons because they are different but in a way very similar. Just like the woman they are all people but they just enjoy different things. The action of the poem is to show people to be themselves, have individuality and not let what people say bother them....   [tags: Society, Different]

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Analysis Of Gwendolyn Brooks 's Poem ' The Mother '

- “To say there had been a loss was ludicrous; one lost a shoe or a set of keys. You did not suffer the death of a child and say there was a loss. There was a catastrophe. A devastation. A hell” -Jodi Picoult. In Gwendolyn Brooks free verse poem “The Mother”, she makes the reader feel her agony and guilt over her decision to abort her children by using both irony, (her title for example), and a use of literal meaning- “Abortions will not let you forget” (1). Brooks’ theme in this poem seems to lean heavily on guilt- “I have heard in the voices of the wind the voices of my dim killed/ children” (11-2) and blame- “Though why should I whine,/ Whine that the crime was other than mine?-“ (22-3)....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Birth control, Child]

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Gwendolyn Brooks 's Poetry : A Search Of Self Pleasure

- Breath in Poetry: In search of self-pleasure Although, they are different style in the writing, one poem rhymes and the other simply not, Gwendolyn Brooks’ “First Fight. Then Fiddle” and Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” share some common ideas. Both poems talk about death and survival and about the darkness of evil that lurks inside the snatched lives. In “First Fight. Then Fiddle”, Brooks addresses although life can be intimidating with many turns, enjoyment of it can be captivating. Brooks also embraces the fact that love can be hurting and music can be tasteless....   [tags: Poetry, Meaning of life, Sylvia Plath, Rhyme]

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Analysis Of Gwendolyn Brooks 's Poem ' First Fight

- Breath in Poetry: In search of self-pleasure Gwendolyn Brooks’ “First Fight. Then Fiddle” is a sonnet with ten syllables in every line, rhymes as abba in Shakepearean’s. As an old form of poetry that follows the structure and rhyme, “First Fight. Then Fiddle” mimic a rhythmic melody in semantic stanzas. And “First Fight. The Fiddle” rhymes better than Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” which requires deeper exploration in dimension. Although, different style in the writing, they share some common ideas....   [tags: Poetry, Meaning of life, Sylvia Plath, Rhyme]

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Analysis Of Gwendolyn Brooks 's Poem, A Speech

- A Reflection on Life: It Goes On Sometimes life can be a little hectic, things may get entirely too difficult, and there will be people that may want to bring others down or see them fall. Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem, “A Speech to the Young,” is a refreshing reminder to simply stop worrying so much about negative people and to quit stressing over the future. She encourages her readers to just take life as it comes, and live in the present time. We could all use this kind of positivity that Brooks seems to be encouraging her readers to do throughout her poem....   [tags: Future, Time, Madrid Metro, Present]

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The Message of Gwendolyn Brooks' We Real Cool

- The Message of Gwendolyn Brooks' "We Real Cool" "We Real Cool" is a short, yet powerful poem by Gwendolyn Brooks that sends a life learning message to its reader. The message Brooks is trying to send is that dropping out of school and roaming the streets is in fact not "cool" but in actuality a dead end street. Brooks conveys her message in an ironic manner, which is presented in the title of the poem. Before actually reading the 10 line poem the first thing that grabs the reader's attention is the title....   [tags: Poetry Poems Brooks We Real Cool Poem Essays]

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Gwendolyn Brooks

- Gwendolyn Brooks Although she was born on 7 June 1917 in Topeka, Kansas--the first child of David and Keziah Brooks--Gwendolyn Brooks is "a Chicagoan." The family moved to Chicago shortly after her birth, and despite her extensive travels and periods in some of the major universities of the country, she has remained associated with the city's South Side. What her strong family unit lacked in material wealth was made bearable by the wealth of human capital that resulted from warm interpersonal relationships....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Gwendolyn Brooks

- Gwendolyn Brooks- A Critical Analysis of Her Work Gwendolyn Brooks is the female poet who has been most responsive to changes in the black community, particularly in the community’s vision of itself. The first African American to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize; she was considered one of America’s most distinguished poets well before the age of fifty. Known for her technical artistry, she has succeeded in forms as disparate as Italian terza rima and the blues. She has been praised for her wisdom and insight into the African Experience in America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks and The Man He Killed by Thomas Hardy

- To provide a successful comparison of any two things, one must be able to comprehend all aspects of the articles in question. Many forms of literature are easily comparable due to the very nature of an author transcribing a piece of history or thought directly to paper; however, poetry is not one of these afore mentioned forms of literature so easily compared. This is because poetry itself is as emotionally driven, as it is ambiguous. With there being no definitive set of rules, dictating what is or is not poetry, attention to detail is paramount in fully understanding the relationships between the poems....   [tags: comparisson, guilty conscience]

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When Art Imitates Life: A Research and Analysis on the Creative Work of Gwendolyn Brooks

- There have been many authors, poets, writers and artists that shaped the face of Culture. It is safe to say that even in this concept; many writers have subconsciously assumed the responsibility of making sure this theory is reflected in their work. This notion has also established a foundation designed to foster analytical ideals as well as expand the knowledge and definition of culture itself. This idea also gives the perception that validates the importance of writers and the need for their work to be studied....   [tags: creative writing, evolution of racism]

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Analysis Of Gwendolyn Brooks 's Poem ' A Song Of The Front Yard '

- Gwendolyn Brooks was an African-American poet most popular throughout the 1950s. Her work spoke volumes in such little words (Mills ¶7). Growing up she knew segregation was present. In “a song in the front yard” Brooks tackled the separation between the rich and the poor. Her stance on social classes is shown through a conceit for the front yard. By looking at the title of the poem, “a song in the front yard” it sets the location but there is no literal meaning. In the first stanza the persona is identified as a girl....   [tags: Social class, Poetry, Working class, Wealth]

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Analysis: The Explorer by Gwendolyn Brooks and Fredrick Douglass by Robert Hayden

- The world we live is in no ways perfect. Our world is littered with pride and greed. We want money and to advance in our life and in some ways we forget the people we walk over. It is about the money and it doesn’t matter who gets in our way. Most people also have a problem with admitting their mistakes. The United States of America was at one time a country that on the outside seemed to be perfect, but in truth it had dark secrets. It held slaves for hundreds of years and once they were emancipated the world turned to other means....   [tags: freedom, hope and individuality]

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Guilt and Regret in Gwendolyn Brooks' Poem The Mother

- The Mother" Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "The mother" tells us about a mother who had many abortions. The speaker is addressing her children in explain to them why child could not have them. The internal conflict reveals that she regret killing her children or "small pups with a little or with no hair." The speaker tells what she will never do with her children that she killed. She will "never neglect", "beat", "silence", "buy with sweet", " scuffle off ghosts that come", "controlling your luscious sigh/ return for a snack", never hear them "giggled", "planned", and "cried." She also wishes she could see their "marriage", "aches", "stilted", play "games", and "deaths." She regrets even not givi...   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Analysis of We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks

- Poetry Essay “We Real Cool”, Gwendolyn Brooks The poem “We Real Cool” is a very powerful poem, although expressed with very few words. To me, this poem describes the bottom line of the well known “ghetto life”. It describes the desperate and what they need, other than the usual what they want, money. Without actually telling us all about the seven young men, it does tell us about them. The poem tells of the men’s fears, their ambitions, and who they think they are, versus who they really are. The poem begins with the word “We”, which is the only line in the poem that begins in this such manor, although the word “we” is repeated six more times throughout the poem....   [tags: essays research papers]

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You're Not Cool at All

- While all the other children are in school learning, and being; for the most part, obedient and civil youngsters , the seven dropouts “being cool” at the golden shovel in the story “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks do not realize the amount of damage their doing to their futures by living the lifestyles they do. The work is a condensed yet concise statement on the recklessness of youth who are like cars without brakes in the frenzy of youth. They do not anticipate an accident awaiting them in their uncontrolled life....   [tags: We Real Cool, Gwendolyn Brooks]

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Poet, Gwendolyn Brooks Uses Social Issues to Connect with the Reader in “Fight First, Then Fiddle” and “We Real Cool”

- ... The phrase that she used was “ We Real cool”. I felt that the author focused cultural references such as language to catch the attention of the youth within the African American communities. Brooks wrote “We would skip school, yeah we real cool.” identifying that it is a young crowd because they are skipping school and chanting “We Real Cool.” I figured the characters she is talking about are younger because as an adult you often do not refer to being “cool” and skipping school and going to play pool....   [tags: culture, consequences, mistakes]

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Brooks, Gwendolyn

- Brooks, Gwendolyn Poet, writer. Born June 7, 1917, in Topeka, Kansas. Throughout most of the twentieth century, Gwendolyn Brooks was a lyrical chronicler of the black urban experience in America. In 1950, she became the first African-American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks grew up on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. She began writing poetry as a young girl, and by the age of 16 had begun publishing her poems regularly in The Chicago Defender. She attended the Woodrow Wilson Junior College in Chicago before marrying a fellow writer, Henry L....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Analysis Of ' Sadie And Maud '

- Main Claim: In “Sadie and Maud,” Brooks illustrates that people who aren’t as fortunately intelligent as others can still have dreams and passions and can still live the way they want. In “Sadie and Maud,” Brooks illustrates that people who are not on the same intellectual level or provided the same opportunities as others, can still pursue their own dreams and live fulfilled lives. Reason Statement 1: Brooks uses end rhyme to emphasize that the one who isn’t successful can still find happiness in life....   [tags: Personal life, Life, Success, Gwendolyn Brooks]

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The Preacher Ruminates: Behind The Sermon (Analysis and Interpretation)

- "Without a Hand to Hold" Analysis and Interpretation of "The Preacher Ruminates: Behind the Sermon" Gwendolyn Brooks' "The Preacher Ruminates: Behind the Sermon" gives an eerie look into a minister's mind. Indeed the poem's premise is made clear from the opening line: "It must be lonely to be God" (1). The poem proceeds to note that while God is a much-revered and respected figure, he has no equal. The preacher's revelation provides the reader a unique perspective into religion. Brooks points out due to God's position of omniscience, it is not possible for a figure like Him to have friends....   [tags: Preacher Ruminates Gwendolyn Brooks Theology]

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Death and We Real Cool

- Death and We Real Cool "The sluggard’s craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work" (Proverbs 21:25). The Bible makes a very clear statement in this passage as to how being lazy can be the cause of one’s death. "We Real Cool" is about seven African-American high school dropouts who want everybody else to think that they are cool. These teenagers explain how they stay out late playing pool, fighting, sinning and drinking. Though they think they have everybody else fooled, they know themselves that the destructive behavior they are taking part in will lead to their death....   [tags: We Real Cool Essays Gwendolyn Brooks Bible]

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Who is Gwendoyn Brooks?

- Gwendolyn Brooks was one of the many great writers. In her early poetry, Brooks attacked racial discrimination, praised African American heroes, and satirized booth blacks and whites. She showed great mastery of classic and Modernist poetic techniques. Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 7,1917 in Topeka, Kansas. She grew up in the Chicago community called Bronzeville (Brooks 1). Gwendolyn Brooks parents was David and Kiziah Brooks. Her mother was a school teacher. Gwendolyn's father was the only family member to graduate from high school....   [tags: Writers, Racism, Discrimination, African Americans]

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We Real Cool a Poem by Gwendoly Brooks

- We Real Cool “We Real Cool” is a poem that was written by poet Gwendolyn Brooks in the year of 1959. This poem states that the black young people in the United States went through to make a clear definition of themselves and tried to seek their values in the late fifties and early sixties, young kids knowing they are different from the society, so they started their abandonment from a young age, they give up school because they know they cannot be accept as other white kids, they were caught in things as rape, murder and robbery because that's the only thing the now to express their anger....   [tags: black young boys, native language]

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The Great Poets I Felt More Connection With Mrs. Gwedolyn Brooks

- Out of all these great poets I felt more connection with Mrs. Gwedolyn Brooks. Mrs. Brooks had overcome lots of obstacles in her time being growing up in the rough side of Chicago. She was the first African America poet to win the Pulitzer Prize. The poem’s she has says something to me because they speak of family and that’s something I huge on. Throughout her poems she talks about her mother, sisters that took different paths in life and loving older couples. Her writing style was for the common audience of all races and ages because that she quickly won and never lost....   [tags: Family, Poetry]

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Ballad of Pearl May Lee in Gwendolyn Brook's Street in Bronzeville

- Ballad of Pearl May Lee in Gwendolyn Brook's Street in Bronzeville Gwendolyn Brook’s “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” came from her book called Street in Bronzeville. This book exemplifies Brook’s “dual place in American literature” (Smith, 2). It is associated with Modernist poetry, as well as the Harlem Renaissance. This book is known for its theme of victimizing the poor, black woman. “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” is a poem that uses tone to represent the complex mood of the ballad. While tone and mood are often used interchangeably, there are differences even though they often work together in a poem....   [tags: Ballad Pearl Gwendolyn Brook Street Essays]

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An Analysis of Brooks' First Fight.Then Fiddle

- An Analysis of Brooks' First Fight.Then Fiddle   Gwendolyn Brooks' "First fight. Then Fiddle." initially seems to argue for the necessity of brutal war in order to create a space for the pursuit of beautiful art. The poem is more complex, however, because it also implies both that war cannot protect art and that art should not justify war. Yet if Brooks seems, paradoxically, to argue against art within a work of art, she does so in order create an artwork that by its very recognition of art's costs would justify itself....   [tags: First Fight.Then Fiddle]

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African American Hate Crimes in Gwendolyn Brook’s Poetry

- The murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri , the murder of a black teen for playing loud music in Florida, the Little Rock integration and all other forms of abuse or hate crimes done against African Americans will always be engraved in our history and in the hearts of all African Americans as a period of injustice. It was a common tragedy to lose a family member to one of the many riots assembled by the Ku Klux Klan or simply by a group of Caucasians determined to exterminate “niggers.” Many were able to see how detrimental hate crimes were through media....   [tags: Gwendolyn Brook 2014]

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Analysis : Gwendolyn Brook 's Kitchenette Building

- Sociologists often employ intersectionality theory to describe and explain facets of human interactions. This particular methodology operates on the notion that sociologically defining characteristics, such as that of race, gender, and class, are not independent of one another but function simultaneously to determine our individual social experiences. This is evident in poetry as well. The combination of one poet’s work that expresses issues on class with another poet’s work that voices issues on race, and so forth, can be analyzed through a literary lens, and collectively embody the sociological intersectionality theory....   [tags: African American, Harlem Renaissance, Sociology]

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The Formalist Critics, by Cleanth Brooks

- Cleanth Brooks writes in his essay “The Formalist Critics” from 1951 about criticism that formalist critics encounter and tries to show these arguments from his point of view and even indicates common ground with other literary critics. Cleanth Brooks argues that we lose the intrinsically obvious points of works of literature if we view the work through the different lenses of literary theory, however we are always viewing the literary work through a subjective lens, since the author and the critic cannot subjectively separate themselves from themselves and in making these points he contradicts himself....   [tags: the formalist critics, cleanth brooks]

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Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

- The premise of the novel (Year of Wonders) could be seen as the antithesis of a journey as the villagers voluntarily agree to undertake a quarantine, which means they literally cannot go anywhere. In what way does this text represent a journey. Though the characters in Year of Wonders are unable to take a physical journey due to their actions, their circumstances cause them to embark on many spiritual, mental and emotional journeys through the course of the novel. Anna Frith, for instance, is forced during the plague year to overcome the deaths of her sons and family, and take upon many new roles that she otherwise would not have....   [tags: Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks]

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Arthur C. Brooks' $10,000 for a College Degree

- Arthur C. Brooks presents his opinion on an idea gaining prevalence across the United States in his published article, “My Valuable, Cheap College Degree.” This new idea is a college degree which costs the student a total of $10,000, also known as the 10K-B.A. Inspired by a challenge to educators from Bill Gates, governors in the states of Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, and a state assemblyman in California have recently made efforts to make this idea a reality. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2011, the average tuition for just one year at a four-year private university was nearly $33,000....   [tags: Arthur C. Brooks, College Degree, Education]

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How Valerie D. Brooks Came to be CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

- Valerie D. Brooks was appointed CEO at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is the first African American woman to ever hold this title. The trials and tribulations of Valerie D. Brooks made her the strong woman she is today. As a result, The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital would like to welcome Mrs. Valerie D. Brooks to our hospital. She brings her expertise in the medical field. Valerie has worked for two top notch hospitals in the Philadelphia area, such as Temple University Hospital and The University of Pennsylvania Hospital....   [tags: Hospital, Valerie D. Brooks, CEO, managers,]

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Brooks and Dunn

- Brooks and Dunn was a Country band consisting of two vocalists, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn. They initially were formed in 1988 in Nashville, TN. Both Ronnie and Kix were solo recording artists before forming a band together. The band Brooks and Dunn were influenced by many people and kinds of music as well as they influenced others. They used influences of Honky-Tonk, Mainstream Rock, and other Rock in their music. The band is mostly known for the kick starting of the line dancing craze, the dance that swept the nation (Huey)....   [tags: country music, rock, country band]

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Formal Interview With Gwendolyn B

- Formal Interview with Gwendolyn B. Hatcher This paper will annotate facts received from a formal interview with Mrs. Gwendolyn B. Hatcher. Mrs. Hatcher was born August 23, 1947 and she is currently sixty-eight years of age. She was born to Aaron and Victoria Bankhead of Birmingham, Alabama. Mrs. Hatcher was the third child of seven children. This interviews focus is to gather facts from Mrs. Hatcher’s life. Topics covered will be her upbringing, middle age and how she feels about getting older. Mrs....   [tags: Family, Old age, Mother, Father]

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Pleas For Equality From The Explorer And Frederick Douglass

- Pleas for Equality Found in “The Explorer” and “Frederick Douglass” (Common Struggles Found in the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Hayden) During the early Twentieth Century in the United States, equality became the elephant in the room, not only for African Americans, but for American women too. Once slaves were emancipated after the American Civil War, it became common amongst the American people to wonder about what the rights of American women should be. This question became more apparent after WWI in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and still a debatable question after WWII....   [tags: American Civil War, Abolitionism]

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Garth Brooks: A Brief Biography

- Garth Brooks Garth Brooks once said “Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith”- Garth Brooks. (www.brainyquote.com). Garth Brooks had to have faith to do what he did. He became one of the greatest country singers ever. He did the impossible by becoming one of the greatest singers. Garth Brooks was one of the greatest country singers of his time. (www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/683566/GarthBrookste.com/quotes/authors/g/garth_brooks.html )l Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962....   [tags: legendary country singers]

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A Nation of Grinders by David Brooks

- Booker T. Washington once reminiscently wrote, "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome" (Washington). Washington's conviction that success is to be defined by tenacity and achievements throughout one's lifetime directly corroborates David Brooks's credence that success derives from a sound work ethic and perseverance as demonstrated in his article, "A Nation of Grinders." The speaker, who is typified as philosophical and sage, argues to an audience comprised of average American citizens striving for prosperity, that success is not merely calculated based on materialistic possessions but rather by the acquis...   [tags: happiness, diligence, experience]

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An Examination of the Music of Garth Brooks

- ... However, it reveals that they found her diary in which she wrote about a fight that she had had with him before he left for Cheyenne. After hearing the news that her husband had been killed, it drove the woman crazy because she had told him she did not care if he never made it back home to California. The final verse of the song gives a very dreary feeling that the woman’s soul was never able to be put to rest because of the pain, love, and regret that she went through after her husband had passed....   [tags: country music greats]

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Analysis Of ' August ' By Geraldine Brooks

- “Are there any two words in all of the English language more closely twinned than courage and cowardice?” (Brooks). In the novel March by Geraldine Brooks, March ponders this question and contemplates several of the choices he has made during his fight for African American’s equality. After experiencing the cruelty of slavery and the hardships of war, March begins struggling to get a grasp of his morals and to fully cope with his guilt. Due to his life being constantly involved with slavery and the civil war, March is surrounded by violence....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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When We Dead Awaken

- Tradition becomes a problem when it stops the effectiveness or growth of something or someone. Although there are many traditions that are good, we should not be held hostage to them nor ostracized because we break them. The writers of these essays continue to expand boundaries and challenge audiences by breaking the hold of traditional writing styles. I am impressed, amazed and challenged by the writing styles of these authors. These essays have allowed me to think outside the box and go against the grain....   [tags: When We Dead Awaken]

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We Real Cool

- Introduction “We Real Cool,” perhaps Brooks’ single best-known poem, subjects a similarly representative experience to an intricate technical and thematic scrutiny, at once loving and critical. The poem is only twenty-four words long, including eight repetitions of the word “we.” It is suggestive that the subtitle of “We Real Cool” specifies the presence of only seven pool players at the “Golden Shovel.” The eighth “we” suggests that poet and reader share, on some level, the desperation of the group-voice that Brooks transmits....   [tags: Poetic Analysis]

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The American Dream: The Herb Brooks Story

- What is the American Dream. Can one truly define it definitely. The American Dream is different for everybody; therefore, it can never be restricted to one description. For one person, his American Dream could be to become the president of the United States. For another person, his American Dream could be to be the first person in his family to go to college. It all depends on which person you ask this age-old question. In my opinion, the American Dream is the idea that everybody has the freedom to achieve anything if he is willing to work as hard as necessary to accomplish his goal....   [tags: 1980 winter Olympics, hockey]

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Critical Examination of Brooks' The Formalist Critics

- Brooks starts his essay by listing “articles of faith I could subscribe to” (Brooks 19) and pointing out statements about literary criticism that might go with a formalist criticism. Yet, he questions that list its end, and seems to complain that his that his writings have been largely misunderstood. What his statements have to do with faith in connection with literature is up to the reader, since in one of his articles he specifically mentions, “literature is not a surrogate for religion” (Brooks 19)....   [tags: literature, writer, faith]

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An Analysis Of David Brooks 's ' The Road '

- The Road to Character Our society today in the United States has a cultural mold that they would like to see everyone fit into. It goes beyond how successful of a career you have or if you are married or not, the majority tries to sway opinions politically, spiritually and in other ways, these are the winds of culture that I want to stand up against. In The Road to Character, David Brooks uses a novel from Leo Tolstoy to show an example of a man named Ivan Ilyich who fits the social norm but started to think against it....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Leo Tolstoy, Viggo Mortensen]

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World War Z By Max Brooks

- People must strive to be wealthy in order to be competitive in today’s very materialistic world. When one thinks of qualities that a successful person possesses, intelligence or skill should be at the top of the list, but rather wealth is the first thing that comes to mind. Despite what actual basic skills a person has, if they have money they will conclusively succeed in life. In his novel World War Z, Max Brooks uses anecdotes to criticize this unfortunate reality. Brooks creates an entire reorder of the classes....   [tags: Wealth, Working class, Social class, Middle class]

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World War Z By Max Brooks

- World War Z, written by Max Brooks, is an apocalyptic novel that follows an interviewer on a quest to piece together the global history twelve years after the zombie apocalypse that came to be know as “The Dark Years”. This novel is said to be an “oral history” because the plot is structured around the personal experiences around the world that is documented by an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission. For the majority, oral histories are seen as beneficial because they allow for a unique perspective in historical records that readers do not usually get a sense of in a basic textbook....   [tags: History, Historiography, Human, Oral history]

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World War Z by Max Brooks

- Throughout World War Z by Max Brooks, readers can see how the apocalypse begins. Some of these mistakes can be considered individual human error, but overall can be seen as the government failing to serve its purpose. For example, early in the book, China first discovered that there was a newfound disease starting to spread. Instead of taking the responsibility for this disease, they shrugged it off and redirected other countries attentions. This caused the disease to start as a small outbreak and eventually multiplied....   [tags: apocalyptic novels, story analysis]

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An Insect 's Wings By Geraldine Brooks

- Geraldine Brooks the author of People of the Book conveys the story of Sarajevo Haggadah. In the chapter “An Insect’s Wings,” Lola, a young Jewish girl, experiences running away from Nazis and coming back to Sarajevo. In this chapter, it also shares some details of how the famed Sarajevo Haggadah was saved from WWII. This chapter shares the journey of Lola and all the unpleasant events she went through. Lola was separated from her family after a large group of Nazis arrived in Sarajevo. In the chapter “An Insect’s Wing,” it claims that, “On April 16, the Germans marched into Sarajevo and for the next two days, they rampaged through the Jewish quarter” (56)....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Jews, Germany, Judaism]

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World War Z By Max Brooks

- In the book, World War Z, by Max Brooks, a character named Roy Elliot says, “When I believe in my ability to do something, there is no such word as no.” (160). This semester in English 112, I have challenged myself to earn an A in this course. After the first day of class back in August I knew this class was a perfect fit for me. I knew the guidelines and expectations were set high and would be beneficial towards my challenge to earn an A. Every night before I go to bed I make sure to back my backpack so that I am prepared with all my material....   [tags: Physical exercise, Exercise, Assignment]

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My Report On Dr. David Brooks

- I did my report on Dr. David Brooks. I chose to interview him because he seemed like he had a lot of interesting and different things to say. In my time as a music student I’ve had many teachers and all them have brought something completely new to the table. I felt like Dr.Brooks would offer a new point of view on the matter of being a collegiate music student, an educator, and a performer, so I chose him. When I asked Dr.Brooks if he had always intended to be a teacher, he said that he had never really planned on it, that he had just kinda always done it....   [tags: Education, Learning, Teacher, School]

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Poem Analysis : We Real Cool And Summer Words Of A Sistuh Addict

- Gwendolyn Brooks and Sonia Sanchez, in their poems “We Real Cool” and “Summer Words of a Sistuh Addict”, are both alike in their idea of dealing with troubled youth. Brooks discusses in her poem “We Real Cool” rebellious pool-playing youth that “sing sin” (Line 5) and “thin gin.” (Line 6) The whole poem centers around disturbed youth. The narrator in Sonia Sanchez’s poem “Summer Words of a Sistuh Addict”, is also a disturbed young woman who is addicted to heroin, and seems to live a rather rebellious lifestyle....   [tags: Madrid Metro, Poetry, Metropolitana di Napoli]

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Analysis Of Gwendolyn Bolton 's Make It Last Forever

- In Make it Last Forever, Gwendolyn Bolton, deconstructs the stereotypes surrounding Hip-Hop culture as well as the black community as a whole. One of Bolton’s main characters Darius is symbolic for many of the stereotypes in the black community. To the general society, Darius may seem like a contradiction to these stereotypes. He is a rapper that makes feel good music, respects women and his family, doesn’t do drugs, and does not promote violence. The average rapper and/or stereotypical young black male in America are seen to portray all of these behaviors....   [tags: Black people, African American, White people]

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The Theme of Sadie & Maude

- The theme of Gwendolyn Brooks's "Sadie and Maud" is that going against the grain of society is perfectly acceptable. Brooks conveys this message by depicting two contrasting sisters: Maud, who follows the rules of society, and Sadie, who does not allow social expectations to dictate her life. The poem explains how these women lead very different lives that reflect the choices they make. Brooks begins the poem with the statement "Maud went to college" (1). Very early, she leads the reader to see that Maud conforms to society's standards....   [tags: American Literature]

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Something for Everybody: Brooks’ Reasoning for Monsterism in Frankenstein

- Like all works that have been taught in English classes, Frankenstein has been explicated and analyzed by students and teachers alike for much of the twentieth and all of the twenty-first century. Academia is correct for doing so because Frankenstein can appeal to the interests of students. Students, teachers and experts in the areas of medicine, psychology, and sociology can relevantly analyze Frankenstein in their respective fields. However, Peter Brooks explains in “Godlike Science/Unhallowed Arts: Language and Monstrosity in Frankenstein” that Shelly had presented the problem of “Monsterism” through her language....   [tags: Shelley Frankenstein]

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Book Analysis of World War Z by Max Brooks

- ... This full cycle provides an insightful vision of our world’s situation if a zombie invasion were to occur. Such a style of the writing is captivating because of its uniqueness and details. I think Brooks was able to cover many different viewpoints of the encounters with the zombies. Since these viewpoints came from many countries all around the world, I felt like I was in each country looking through different peoples’ eyes. With this real feel, Brooks was able to present -- with substantial support -- valuable themes that exist today....   [tags: zombie, entertainment, knowledge, messages]

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David Brooks’ op-ed “The Undying Tragedy”

- In David Brooks’ op-ed “The Undying Tragedy,” he discusses four main hypotheses regarding poverty and aid in Haiti. His ideas about poverty, as viewed through the modernization, dependency/world-systems, and post-structural theoretical perspectives lead to three different conclusions. Specifically, as viewed though a modernizations lens, the “truths” Brooks puts forth seem fairly in accordance with the perspective, with some minor addendums needed. The dependency and world systems theories again agree with some of Brook’s hypotheses, but would disagree with some of the assumptions he makes in regards to culture and paternalism....   [tags: Article Analysis]

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