Essay Topic 1
Describe the life and works of Tupac Shakur. How successful was Shakur's rap career? When and how did he die?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss Afeni Shakur, Nikki Giovanni and Leila Steinberg and analyze the three introductions to the anthology. What does each author say of the poet and artist?
Essay Topic 3
Define and discuss ideographs in literature. How are ideographs used in Shakur's poetry?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the structure of the poems "Under the Skies Above" and "Life Through My Eyes." What rhyme scheme does Shakur use in his works?
Essay Topic 5
How does the theme of oppression relate to "When Ure Heart Turns Cold," and "Untitled"?
Essay Topic 6
Discuss the theme of ambition in "The Eternal Lament," "Only 4 the Righteous," and "What of Fame?" How does hope keep Shakur going despite obstacles?
Essay Topic 7
Analyze "The Shining Star Within" and "Starry Night" and discuss...
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