• Can people change from violence? Can violence change anything? “Changes” by Tupac Shakur provokes these questions.  On the surface, “Changes” is a poem about the violence and racism in America. The police a

    • Ivan your writing was good. I liked how you explained this poem and how laid everything out. If there was one thing you can say more of is how we the people can make a change in everything thats going on. Thank you for your writing. I hope to read more of your work

    • Dear Ivan:
      I am surprised by how you written your post, “can people change from violence? Can violence change anything?,” because it is so well written and i don’t think i could “press” you
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next

  • Dear Erald,
    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…[Read more]

  • In the seventh line, Tupac describes a cop being called a hero even though the cop just killed someone without any proof of the person being a criminal. He writes, “Pull the trigger kill a nigga he’s a her

    • 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

  • My first impressions of this poem were that Tupac really wants the world to change. It makes me feel intrigued, yet, at the same time, troubled. A line that especially intrigues me is, “Pull the trigger kill a n

    • Great analysis of his lyrics! I have always thought he stood out among all rappers as one of the greatest to ever do it. My favorite song is “dear mama”

  • Ivan commented on the post, Shut Up 6 months, 1 week ago

    Dear Elijah:
    I am surprised by your poem, “Shut Up,” because how
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “We need to elect this man who assaulted a woman to the Supreme Court.” I think this is unexpected because why would you let a sexual assaulter be the president of the U.S.
    Another sentence that I found surprising was: “Your saying th…[Read more]

  • Ivan wrote a new post, Hello 6 months, 1 week ago

    I am a human male that is 16 years old. I’m just a boring kid that can’t find anything important about himself. I was born in March 18, 2003. I don’t have any interesting events that can be a turning point

    • Ivan, my mouth is watering for fried chicken after I read that. Even if you don’t have any significant turning points, maybe you could talk a little bit about the workers at the shop you go to and how their kindness and generosity affects you.

    • Honestly, i found your bio pretty cool. It wasn’t like the others, i enjoyed the simplicity it was refreshing to read. Also nice bird picture ( i love a good bird picture.) How is living in N.Y.C? I’ve always have wondered what that would be like. I just live in Texas its probably a big culture difference.

  • Ivan wrote a new post, Still There 7 months ago

    I am from soap and shampooFrom Olay and Head & ShouldersI am from wrestling in my parents room(Tired and sweaty.)I’m from plants, flowers, and candyFrom Zhan and SuI’m from school-is-important andYou better get

  • Ivan became a registered member 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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