Poets Essay

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Paola Santos Mrs. Clopton English 9 per. 4 Feb. 5, 2013 Poets do not write poems just because they like to write, they write them to make does certain emotions in side wake up and get touched. Poetry is not all about writing although it can change feelings that others have. The poem “Sure Rains a lot Here” is about a young solder that writes to his family on what he is going through while he was in the Vietnam War. This poem mainly is about a young man who tells lies to his family so they would not be sad about what really was going on and what their son is doing. The other poem “We Real Cool” is about two friends that are doing things together. For example the poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks uses repetition but the theme is that when things are done together it is more fun, as for the poem “Sure Rains a lot Here” by Larry Rottmann, U.S. Army it as well uses repetition but has a different message and the theme or message is that no matter what is going on in life always do what has to be done to make other people happy. These two poems “Sure Rains a lot Here” by Larry Rottmann, U.S. Army and the poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks are both great examples of how poets utilize the same poetic device which is repetition but they create different themes/messages. In the poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks the poet uses repetition to show that those who commit bad acts together will suffer the consequences together, for as the poem ‘Sure Rains a lot Here” by Larry Rottmann, U.S. Army uses repetition to show that no matter what is going on in life always do what has to be done to make other people happy. The poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks uses repetition with the word “we” (Brooks1-7). This word is what makes the poem stand out because it is repeated in every line and it makes the poem’s message difficult to find it also shows that

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