• Dear Ethan :
    I am amazed by your photo of central park because you chose very relaxing and calm spots in central park. I also like the camera angles that you took them from. One photo that really stands out for me is the photo of the water. I think this is interesting because it’s the only photo that’s different from all the other photos. Ano…[Read more]

  • Tyler Vivas

    Spring 2019

    Kiran

    Power Of Poetry

    “Changes” by Tupac Shakur

    Is it possible to change poverty and racism? What happens when we blame ourselves for the oppression that we live wit

  • Dear Ethan
    I am skeptical about your poem, “As i walked out one evening,” because i think that it’s a conflicting poem. Like the two main themes are complete opposites.
    One line that stands out for me is, “Walking down Bristol Street,” I think this line is interesting because… i think that it’s a very abrupt line
    Another line that stands o…[Read more]

  • My main question for this poem is Do you believe that it’s possible to change poverty and racism? .The 5th line of the first stanza of “Changes” by Tupac Shakur shows that the majority of minorities have multi

    • Teo replied 4 months ago

      Dear Tyler,
      I really enjoyed your analysis and your question really got me thinking. I think that it is possible to diminish racism and poverty but we will never be able to weed out all racism because it is to deeply root in our nation’s culture and history. The song “Changes” by Tupac Shakur talks about how the police interact with minorities and how they mistreat them. He says in one line, “cops give a damn about a negro” and a feel like even though this nation has made so much social progress, there is still a lot of brutality and mistreatment of minorities by the police. Most times the police aren’t held accountable for their actions because they some slick excuse that clears them of any responsibility like saying that they feared for their life even though they might be 6’3 and a hundred eighty pounds and they tase a twelve-year-old approaching them. I feel like Tupac did a really good job of giving people a look inside the lives of minorities living in poverty.

    • do you think its more than just racism?

  • Tyler wrote a new post, He Remembers 6 months ago

    He remembers what it was like to always annoy his sister He remembers what it was like to have trash internetHe remembers what it was like to try pizza for the first timeHe remembers what it was like to lose his

    • Tyler,

      I really enjoyed your poem on memory. I thought that your social commentary about how we put so much value in the physical things that we will simply lose, but how we will truly value our memories, was very deep. I loved your use of anaphora in the poem and I really enjoyed the lines in which you talked about your first times doing something.

      I hope that you will continue to write poetry, Tyler! Maybe you could try writing an acrostic–I love those.

      Gwen

  • Tyler commented on the post, Based on Race 6 months ago

    i agree that we shouldn’t judge people on race

  • Tyler commented on the post, Who am I? 6 months ago

    i could relate to the fact that your family has a huge box of photos because my family does the same thing

  • Tyler wrote a new post, Broken glass 6 months ago

    So there i was about to Go to bed when I Suddenly had a great plan To break my aunt’s glass but before you ask what’s wrong with me, i hope you know that i was very young and at the time it was a great ide

  • I am from… racist neighbors I am from chicken and rice I am from “don’t touch my playstation you bum”I am from “make sure the house clean by the time we get home”I am from the smell of CloroxI am from the park

  • Tyler became a registered member 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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