Choose Your Friends Wisely Gwendolyn Brooks Analysis

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In this short poem, the author Gwendolyn Brooks speaks on a group of kid’s choices who will undoubtedly lead them to an early grave. The poem talks about seven Pool Players who play at the Golden Shovel, they leave school, stay out late, drink and dance, and the author, Brooks is telling us that these decisions will lead them wrong and eventually that they will die soon. The short poem as a whole is symbolizing our choices in life and our decisions we make can, and will affect us. The theme of the poem is very evident, “choose your friends wisely”. The people you put yourself around impact and influence your decisions, and if you hang around the wrong crowd and roll with the kind of people that Brooks describes you will look up one day
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