After that then comes We Strike straight We sing sin We thin gin and to mean

After that then comes we strike straight we sing sin

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After that then comes “We Strike straight// We sing sin/ We thin gin.” and to mean when I hear “ We strike straight” I assume they are talking about getting in fights and by “singing sin” it leads me to believe they are celebrating almost proud of themselves for acting out because they are singing to their sins. And by saying “We thin gin” I can only think they are consuming so much alcohol that it's getting thinner or becoming a lesser quantity because its getting thinner or they are actually just watering down the gin to make it less strong, making it easier to go down the hatch. Lastly, the poem comes to an end with “We Jazz June/ We Die Soon.”, and when you think of Jazz, its a type of music genre that makes you want to get up and dance and June reminds me of summer where teenagers take advantage of being on break to act freely and wild. After reading “We Die soon” you get the image that these people were obviously living life without a care in the world which lead them to their deaths or it can just mean that because they live so careless they will most likely not make it to old age. 7) The most important image that stood out to me the most was definitely “We Die soon” because it was an unexpected turn that left me surprised but I understood it. You start off with, a group of people having fun even though it's not the most ideal but they are enjoying their young ages, only to end with the result that they die soon. It's important because there can be a moral to this, and that's that living life too recklessly with no rules can result in a tragic ending. 8) The Tone in this poem is very straightforward and lighthearted. Its straightforward because they are very blunt about about their actions and its lighthearted because they seem to be young
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3 and have fun. But of course it brings you back to reality when the poem says “We die soon”, clearly if they don't change their way of life they will end up dead. 9) There are many different poetic devices presented in this poem like repetition, alliteration, assonance, slant rhyme, and couplets.Repetition is shown by constantly using the word “We”, Alliterations are like when the poem says “Lurk late” and “Strike straight” , “Sing sin” and “Jazz June”. Assonances are the use of “cool and school”, “late and straight” and “sin and gin”.
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