Jeguiris Burgos Professor Loren Kleinman Writing Through Literature 19 September 2018 Compare and Contrast Essay on “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost
The era and visual details in poems can really transport you to the time where the poem was written. Language and key words make huge compacts on how readers perceive their work. Even though, “ We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks focuses on language of the era the poem was written in and “ Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Day” by Robert Frost focuses more on visual details where the poem had taken place, both poems use descriptive details to transport you back to the era where the poem took place. In Brooks’ poem the speaker projects her point of view of a group of delinquent children. This is shown through various details that the boys were doing in her poem. For example, “Left school. We” and “Sing sin. We”. These lines clearly state that these children left school and were up to no good. Meanwhile, “The Pool Players.” And “Thin gin. We” sets up the era with language and key words. Referencing “We” after each line is something that was done in urban
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