Poetry can be defined in different ways. The first thing that pops up in my head when I hear the word poetry is the late 90s rapper 2pac. I’m going to analyze a poet he wrote and a paragraph from one of his songs to further prove just how big of a poet he was and how poetry can be mixed with music. He has written beautiful poetry that has inspired me throughout my life.
Rose from the concrete
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Provin nature’s laws wrong it learned how to walk without havin feet
Funny it seems but, by keepin its dreams
It, learned to breathe FRESH air
Long live the rose that grew from the concrete
When no one else even cared
No one else even cared…
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It lacks rhythm and rhymes but it’s filled with metaphor, repetition and motifs. The tone of the poem is strong and is directed towards an audience that has gone through similar settings, instead of expressing hatred towards his surroundings and the system for looking the way it does. The mood of the poem is optimistic and motivational, he says “long live the rose that grew from the concrete” which indicates pride. His poems aren’t written with a special kind of format and style like most poetry is. Many of 2pac's songs and lyrics contain similar themes and …show more content…
This represents another aspect of his life and another perspective of the ghetto. In this verse, 2pac describes a funeral, where they have to bury a close friend but it’s not the first time. He describes the pain and how he’s getting ready to avenge his friend. He also starts thinking about death “Does real niggas get to go to heaven?”, which is a complicated question when he’s getting ready to kill someone, and he’s taking for granted that he’ll be the one getting buried one day. It's hard to be optimistic and make amends/ keep away while his friends are dying “bitch don’t wanna die, then don’t fuck with