Tupac Shakur Symbols

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symbolism when an author uses thing or people to represent certain things or feelings. using symbolism can also be when an object is used to represent something more generalized.Typically the symbol tends to be an object, but it can also be a place or thing that give a deeper sense of meaning to the story. Symbols represent fuzzy ideas, and in turn are used to support themes in books. Symbolsusually are represented in the same way between short stories and novels, they both use objectsto represent and clearly show/include feelings of love, hate, fear, etc. or different things.
In class we read to poems which were "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes and "THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE" by Tupac Shakur. Throughout both poems we have seen a
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Tupac Shakur was an inspiration and respected writer, he rapped andhad plenty more talents. He expressed his feeling there his work and commonly wrote about the struggle in East Harlem. The symbol in his poem in a rose that grew there the hard concrete. This Could help the reader better understand the poem because of this symbol. The symbol represents a person coming from a rough life or a hard life, this rose represents how great and talented a person could be even if they came from a dangerous, hard place. This symbol better helps the reader understand to a different level because of how Tupac expresses his words, also Tupac could be the rose because he became a great man even though he had a hard life in the …show more content…
Both poems had the same purpose, but the poem devices made changed the effect of each poem.In the first poem it was written in an older voice so it was harder to read and understand, the way he wrote wasn't as modern, while in the second poem the tone is more my age and modern which makes it easier to understand and relate to. In the second poem, "THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE," written by Tupac shakes from a loud sound/makes a person feel strongly about something to my age group because it relates to how community of people/all good people in the world is now, at the age I am at now it is the time when there is a lot going on and there are a lot of changes going on around me. All of the unexpected difference and change can get stressful and hard. Alsopeople live in poor places with a lot of danger and violence surrounding them and can make itharder on them, but everyone is trying to be successful so they can grow and move on from thelife they live now. A lot of people my age are working hard to make sure they have a better lifeand do better than their parents did. The way this poem relates more to my age group is the wayTupac write and details the poem. In line 5 of "THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE," Shakurspoke about how the rose "learned how to breath fresh air" (Shakur 5). But this only happened "when no one else ever cared" (Shakur 7). The use of rhyme on the words "air" and

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