The Pool Players Seven At The Golden Shovel Analysis

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Gwendolyn Brooks, in her poem “The Pool Players: Seven at the Golden Shovel,” implies that the [burn outs] or [drop outs] who succumb to this “golden” lifestyle will face consequences and that those consequences will ultimately lead to an unfortunate death. She establishes this idea first with the title: the number seven is usually associated with good fortune and because they are pool players could imply that they are a part of a gang that is in need of money, the name of the pool hall, “The Golden Shovel,” can symbolize those who choose the streets over an education will have a short life, with the word “golden,” you could assume that they (pool players) are young, and the word “shovel,” is correlated with a grave, insinuating that the
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