41ghet·to: a part of a city in which members of a particular group or race live usually in poor conditionsList one thing you think rap and poetry have in common after listening to the following excerpt.Listen to first 1:40
9Imagery? Lose Yourself His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavyThere's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghettiHe's nervous, but on the surfacehe looks calm and readyBut he keeps on forgetting what he wrote down,The whole crowd goes so loudHe opens his mouth, but the words won't come out He's choking how, everybody's joking now.Imagery?
10What is the theme expressed in these lyrics? Rap and Hip Hop songs usually have a THEME which is either a story or a message.What is the theme expressed in these lyrics?
12And 2morrowI Dream A WorldTheme::StructurePoeticElements
132 know I fought with all my heart 2 keep my dream alive ! And 2morrow ! -TupacToday is filled with anger, Fueled with hidden hate, Scared of being outcast, Afraid of common fate, Today is built on tragedies, Which no one wants 2 face, Nightmares 2 humanities, And morally disgraced, Tonight is filled with rage, Violence in the air, Children bred with ruthlessness, Because no one at home cares,Tonight I lay my head down, But the pressure never stops, Gnawing at my sanity, Content when I am dropped, But 2morrow I c a change, A chance 2 build a new, Built on spirit, intent of heart, And ideals based on truth, And 2morrow I wake with second wind, And strong because of pride,2 know I fought with all my heart 2 keep my dream alive !Starts at :35.
14avarice- extreme greed for wealth or material gain Blights- “to impair the quality or effect of”
15And 2morrow: This is a lyric poem Find the themes in the two poems. Are they similar or different?And 2morrow:hope- Tupac speaks about how the world is today and having hopes for a better tomorrow.I Dream a World: hope- Langston Hughes is expressing his dream that someday everyone will be treated equally despite race.Compare and contrast the poetic form of the poems (rhyme, rhythm, structure etc).And 2morrow: This is a lyric poem24 lines and one stanza.It follows an irregular rhyme scheme,uses colloquial language (2morrow),irregular rhythm.I Dream a World: 16 lines and one stanza.free verse; no set rhyme scheme. The poem also uses repetition.What literary devices or figures of speech can you find in these poems?And 2morrow: But the pressure never stops, (HYPERBOLE)Gnawing at my sanity (personification)I Dream a World: And joy, like a pearl (simile)And peace its paths adorn; saps the soul (alliteration)wretchedness will hang its head (personification)