Constant rhyming helps the poem transition better from line to line to sound smooth and nonchalant b) “Pool Players,” “lurk late,” “strike straight,” “sing sin,” “jazz June” (i) Alliteration helps the poem flow better overall and sound as if a cool person is actually reading it
c) The structure of the poem, in which every line ends with a “We” (i) This puts a heavy emphasis on the point of view that the poem is being written in (ii) Not putting a “We” on the last line makes it stand out among the rest of the poem and effectively highlights the phrase “Die soon.” C) P3: Finally, Brooks’ heavy use of symbols allows the reader to uncover the veil of her message, which implies that this lifestyle is a risky one a) “Seven at the Golden Shovel” (i) The number seven is symbolic because it is a lucky number, and seeing the reckless lifestyle that the boys are participating in, they are quite lucky to still be alive (ii) Seven also symbolizes the seven deadly sins, which they proudly partake in (iii)
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