We Real Cool | Study Guide

Gwendolyn Brooks

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Overview

Author

Gwendolyn Brooks

Year Published

1959

Type

Poem

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"We Real Cool" is narrated in the first-person plural from the perspective of a group of teenage dropouts shooting pool in a bar. This perspective allows readers to imagine themselves as a member of the group or as a bystander hearing the group's boasting.

Tense

"We Real Cool" is written mainly in the present tense.

About the Title

The title "We Real Cool" reflects the bravado of a group of teenage dropouts who boast about how cool they are even as they head toward an early death.

Summary

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