We Real Cool (idea)
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The WEs in "[We Real Cool]" are tiny, wispy, weakly argumentative "[Kilroy was here|Kilroy-is-here]" announcements. The boys have no accented [sense of themselves], yet they are aware of a [poorly defined|semi-defined] personal importance. Say the "[We]" softly.
-- [Gwendolyn Brooks], on [We Real Cool|this poem]