A 5 page paper on Gwendolyn Brooks' short poem, looking at the tone, dramatic situation, and particularly the meter. The paper asserts that Brooks uses meter to emphasize the poem's point: that traditional poetic techniques, as both styles and as viewpoints, are an inappropriate mode of expression to those who are cut off from the romantic world. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Well, more exactly, enter 's poetry. In "the mother," Brooks imagines the thoughts-feelings-dreams-pains-love-grief-hope-heartbreak that one woman experiences after having an abortion. Terminating a fetus is a huge decision, and Brooks lets us in on the complexities of the post-abortion emotional experience.
A 3 page paper which analyses dangerous teenage behavior using the poem �We Real Cool� by Gwendolyn Brooks as a foundation for the discussion. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.
This 3 page paper discusses the poem, The Life of Lincoln by Gwendolyn Brooks. The symbolism in the poem is exampled and examined. Quotes cited from text. Bibliography lists 1 source.
This 5 page paper gives an analysis of Gwendolyn Brook's poem, Truth. Included in the analysis are examples of metaphor, personification, and imagery, as well as the universal truth and meaning. All examples cited and quoted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
The human experience is a good theme because it has so many facets and topics that can be written about.
In summary, these poems written by Gwendolyn Brooks are about the many experiences a human can receive over their lifetime.
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....
In 1949, she published her second volumeof verse, "Annie Allen," a portrait of a Bronzeville girl as adaughter, a wife and a mother, experiencing loneliness, loss, death and poverty.
Although Madame C.J. Walker never intended to draw a rift between women with natural and relaxed hair, once African-American women were able to straighten their hair through her products, there became a politicized division between African-American women who maintained their natural hair and those who presented a more assimilated look. Madame C.J. Walker’s Black haircare business even impacted the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks. In Brooks’ poem “at the hairdresser’s” in A Street in Bronzeville republished in her collected works Blacks, the speaker sassily declares:
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.
A 6 page paper on three poems by this well-known Black American. The poems explicated are 'Hunchback Girl: She Thinks of Heaven;' 'We Real Cool;' and 'The Ballad of Chocolate Mabbie,' and the paper looks at them in terms of their evocation of the experience of growing up. Bibliography lists four sources.
A 7 page piece that seeks to prove that Gwendolyn Brooks' 'We Real Cool, The Pool Players. Seven at the Golden Shovel,' and Langston Hughes' 'A Dream Deferred' are not mere observations about life on the streets, they are poems that speak of dashed dreams. They were not penned merely to express internal or external suffering observed, but for the love of community. They were written not merely to point out desolation in the community, but to point out the necessity for self-empowerment. The poems spoke of the present, how it relates to the past and its relationship to the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
I would like to bring Helen Vendler's recent mention of Brooks into conversation withSpillers's earlier tribute. Speaking with the well-earned authority of her position as amajor reader of Western canon and an influential critic of new poet candidatesto that tradition, Vendler writes about the new national poet laureate in themost important wider-than-academic journal of black and Third World poetry. She generouslypraises and candidly corrects (explicitly in the sense of "politicalcorrectness") the "Identity Markers" Rita Dove marshals to "confront .. . the enraging fact that the inescapable accusation of blackness becomes, too early forthe child to resist it, a strong element of inner self-definition." At one point,Vendler economically dismisses Brooks in questioning one of Dove's "relativelyunsuccessful historical excursions in a lyric time-machine." Not to make too much ofa few lines, I quote her dismissal in full: "This [Dove's early 'odyssey' ] may owesomething to Gwendolyn Brooks's 'We Real Cool,' but it avoids the prudishness of Brooks'sjudgmental monologue, which though it is ostensibly spoken by adolescetls, barely concealsits adult reproach of their behavior."
A 5 page paper which analyzes elements of Gwendolyn Brooks� poem To the Diaspora and Paul Laurence Dunbar�s Sympathy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.