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ENG125 W3D1 WE REAL COOL1ENG125 W3D1 We Real CoolThe theme of the poem We Real Cool written by Gwendolyn Brooks is about a smallgang of boys hanging out at the pool hall instead of being at school.One poetic device isfigurative language. A hyperbole our textbook explains “Is a figure of speech in which astatement about something or somebody is deliberately exaggerated” (Clugston, 2014, Chapter9.5). The hyperbole in this poem is Gwendolyn Brooks trying to say that the pool players are realcool, but she does not believe that they are cool at all. I also think that the title “The PoolPlayers. Seven at the Golden Shovel” (Brooks, 1960) has some significance; the pool hall is