wow reading this shows that u put your time into it and really thought about the little things and thinking out the box and not thinking literal you say its about a girls virginity and i totally agree with that statement it just makes sense when u say what does cherry ripe mean and you say something about girls virginity good job i love your essay.
My first impressions of this poem, “Changes” by Tupac Shakur, which was written in the 1990s, is that I thought it would be about change in segregation. It makes me feel helpless, yet, at the same time, frus
I like the reason you chose this poem, because you are discussing about the racism and bad threatening black people. I’ve read your poem and you pointed out everything important. One of your quotes that stands out for me is “…The poem springs from a particular historical moment/culture specifically, the LA riots in the 1990s. The poem revolves around several themes, including resistance and hate. If this poem were a question, the answer would be “police brutality is unfair.”
Dear Erald ,
I liked how you explained about the oppression of black people and police brutality.
One sentence that suprsed me was “The big question is why is there police brutality? The poem answers this question with the line “pull a trigger kill a nigga he’s a hero.” The hero in that stanza means the police”
I liked how you explained the police brutality and your interpretation about the Tupac’s theory.
i agree with everything that u wrote i had the same poem and wrote about the same thing i also saw another changes analysis by tyler and he thinks its about poverty and racism i agree but i think its way more than just that as we both wrote on our analysis
The big question is why is there police brutality? The poem answers this question by saying, “pull a trigger kill a nigga he’s a hero” The hero in that stanza means the police. Another example Tupac gives the r
I am intrigued by your post because I have done the same analysis on “Changes”. I want to see what you think about the poem/song.
One thing you said that stands out for me is: “The Black Panthers believed that black people should arm themselves…” I think this is interesting because Tupac mentions Huey’s death when he tried to use violence to gain equal rights.
Your post reminds me of the violence and racism today. It seems that police brutality is dying down, but it is still going on. Black people still haven’t had their rights equal to white people.
Thanks for your post. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your ideas are interesting.
I like your bio its so personal and i like how deep you get into ur life. And i like the title “Karla’s journey” very creative title i like how u give us your life through school and how now u made it to highschool very good karla
The Bronx where everything goes down we call it the jungle where in the day time the train is the loudest thing on the blockand at night is the ambulance goes off, every one knows each other we like one big famil
This poem is authentically beautiful. What caught me was the picture of the train, it was what made me click on this post. As I read the poem I got even more impressed. I love all the elements you added to this, what your home sounds like, what its called and what the community is like. I am glad to hear it is a close knit community, similar to a family. Overall your poem is 10/10, keep writing and I am sure you could make it to 11/10.
The first time I touched A ballI wasn’t even that tallFour years to be exactI grew up to be six feetI am a magician with the ball they say to me i never been so happy in my life when i play growing in the stre
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