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SEVEN AT A GOLDEN SHOVEL. BY GWENDOLYN BROOKES. GWENDOLYN BROOKES. AMERICAN GHETTO. . THE POOL PLAYERS.. SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL. Luck number seven. Seven pool players. IRONY. 7 is a lucky number but it is ironic because the players die in the end of the poem, thus they are not lucky.. ID: 401345 Download Presentation

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THE POOL PLAYERS. SEVEN AT A GOLDEN SHOVEL

BY GWENDOLYN BROOKES

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GWENDOLYN BROOKES

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AMERICAN GHETTO

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THE POOL PLAYERS. SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL

Luck number seven

Seven pool players

IRONY7 is a lucky number but it is ironic because the players die in the end of the poem, thus they are not lucky.

IRONY

Good fortune (digging for gold)

Digging their graves

CONTRAST

Golden = no hard labour

Shovel = labour

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WE REAL COOL. WELEFT SCHOOL. WE

EMPHASISTells us what the pool players are doing.

The pool players think they are very ‘cool’ by leaving school and to do bad things

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LURK LATE. WESTRIKE STRAIGHT. WE

To wait, sometimes hiding in order to frighten, annoy or attack someone

Hit against or crash into someone or something

argue

ALLITERATION

“L” sound

“S” sound

Hit the snooker ball

Argue or say something straight out

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SING SIN. WETHIN GIN. WE

ALLITERATION

“S” sound

RHYME

The pool players regard sin as morally fitting and good.

Pool players drink gin with a mix e.g. gin &tonic

P

ool players (kids) drink hard liquor

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JAZZ JUNE. WEDIE SOON.

ALLITERATION“J” SOUND

Have a good time (sex) with a girl named June

May listen or play Jazz music

All their actions lead to death. Either from violence or abuse of alcohol and drugs

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1. Though it’s written from the perspective of seven people we never really feel like the pool players are talking. Rather, the speaker is trying to imagine their thoughts.

2. The word “golden” is symbolic

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s summer, youth, daytime and riches. This is ironic because the aimless lives of the pool players seem anything but golden

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umber 7 implies a lucky number but these boys are unlucky seeing that they foresee their own deaths.

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3. Tell us what the pool players are doing and it creates enjambment and speeds up the flow of the poem. Can imply that the pool players actions speeds up their own death.

4. The author’s tone is neither angry or judgemental. The word choice rather describes the way things are and uses straightforward, matter-of-fact language and allows the reader to draw his own conclusion.

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5. Open ended

6. From the outside – criticise but in a sarcastic manner

From the pool players – romanticised, they see sin a morally fitting and good

7. Dig for fortune or dig your own grave

8. “We left school”

9. “We sing sin

We thin gin”

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