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Analysis of WE REAL COOL We Real Cool is a very unique and nicely done work of poetry The author Gwendolyn Brooks does a very nice job of having this poem flow off the tongue easily and also makes the poem very easy to read Brooks also has a few very direct and influential message in the context of the poem The messages and likewise the poem were made to appeal to young African Americans in the late 1960s during the struggle for African-American civil rights Brooks expresses the problems and also the dangers which affected the young African-American community in the poem as a way to help the youth realize the ways of their problems and change themselves for the good of the community and most importantly themselves The content in this poem is directed African-American youth in the 1960s Jazz was the popular music of the time in the African-American community and slang words were used in the content of the songs and likewise in the common language of young African-American youth Also the way the poem is written is a way to get the young black youth to read in the late 1960s The poem is very easy to read and has a catchy almost musical flow This was easier for the youth to read because many had little or no formal education and the ones who were able to go to schools did not receive the education that their white peers did Likewise the music African-American youth listened to was more like the poem also Smooth catchy rhymes from dizzy Gillespie and Louie Armstrong were chosen over more intense lyrics from white rock bands like the Beatles Lyrics from Louie Armstrong like these from Blueberry hill I found my thrill Come climb the hill with me babyon Blueberry Hill Well see what we shall see on Blueberry Hill Ill bring my horn with me when I found you Ill be
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