gwendolyn brooks

by jahmez coley

Biography

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born on June 7, 1917, she was 83 when she died december 3 2000 in topeka Kansas, the first child of David Anderson Brooks and Keziah Wims. Her mother was a former school teacher who had chosen that field because she could not afford to attend medical school. (Family lore held that her paternal grandfather had escaped Slavery to join union forces during the american silver war .When Brooks was six weeks old, her family moved to Chicago Illinois during the great migration ; from then on, Chicago was her hometown. She went by the nickname "Gwen-die" among her close friends. Each school she was in suspended her for being black; they were heavy on racism.

were she when't to school

She was abused during her childhood and her father died when she was 16 from a drug overdose. She attended tidy park high school, the leading white high school in the city, before transferring to the all-black Wendell phillips. Brooks eventually attended an integrated school, englewood high school. In 1936 she graduated from Wilson Junior College. These four schools gave her a perspective on racial dynamics in the city that continued to influence her work.

  • some of her poems
  • A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississi...
  • A Penitent Considers Another Coming of M...
  • a song in the front yard
  • A Sunset of the City
  • Boy Breaking Glass
  • interesting facts
  • There are many interest facts about poet Gwendolyn Brooks. She was born in Topeka, Kansas on June 7, 1917. An interesting fact about her achievements is that she won many awards but most notably, the Pulitzer Prize for poetry
  • We Real Cool we real cool is a concrete poem

    The Pool Players.
    Seven at the Golden Shovel.

    We real cool. We
    Left school. We

    Lurk late. We
    Strike straight. We

    Sing sin. We
    Thin gin. We

    Jazz June. We
    Die soon. Gwendolyn Brooks we real cool has rhythm and rhyme

    There are no similes metaphors are personification but it did have rhythm and rhyme.

    what i think........

    I think the author meant that they were troubled kids they did a lot of sin and that people think that it's cool to do that but i chose the poem to show people more about my poet. what i like most about the poem is that they listen to jazz music.

    rhyme cool,school,late,straight,sin,gin,june,and soon

    rhythm the beat drops on the rhyme words

    my poem had no onomatopoeia , alliteration ,or repetition

    no metaphor no similes no personification

    appeals with sight and taste,taste with gin and the golden shovel nothing to do with smell touching and hearing .

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