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First Fight. Then Fiddle


The sonnet “First Fight. Then Fiddle” by Gwendolyn Brooks, was written in 1949.  A sonnet that advocates the use of militancy to make the environment safe for art to flourish.  It is a cry for rebellion against repression.


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • First Fight. Then Fiddle
  • Gwendolyn Brooks Criticism and Interpretation



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS 3503 .R7244



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bloom, Harold, ed. Gwendolyn Brooks. 2000.

                Call Number:  PS3503 .R7244 Z523 2000.

  • Brooks, Gwendolyn.  Selected Poems. 1999.

               Call Number:  PS3503 .R7244 A6 1999.

  • Di Yanni, Robert.  Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 2000.

                Call Number:  PN49 .D52 2000.

  • Hughes, Langston, ed.  The Poetry of the Negro, 1746-1970. 1970.

                Call Number:  PN6109.7 .H8 1970.



Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Call Number:  REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 5, pg. 74-76

  • Masterplots II:  Poetry Series Call Number:  REF PN1110.5 .M37 2007

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1373-1375      

  • Poetry CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o   Vol. 7, pg. 51-109


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