The speakers of the story are at a pool hall called Golden Shovel. In this poem, the author refers to the setting just like in a play. She creates a subtitle describing the setting and the number of characters in the poem. Placing the main and only characters of the poem on Golden Shovel. The poem is about seven boys that skip school to go to Golden Shovel to play pool and have fun. This poem describes how the boys do not care about anything else but dropping out of school, drinking gin, staying out late at night, enjoying jazz, and they expect that they will have short lives. The poem is very consistent with the action. All the boys do is list out things that they like, did or will happen in their lives. The structure of this poem is the description of how young boys that skip classes live their lives. However, on the last line of the poem, the focus shifts to a dark subject which is death. The boys know that even thought that they are having the time of their lives now, there will be an end, there always is an end.
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