Fans of hip-hop can gain a deeper understanding of the bridges that link the great poets of the past to the contemporary poets of today through a comparison of the writings of “classic” authors such as Robert Frost, Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling and Langston Hughes with those of hip-hop artists such as Tupac Shakur, Public Enemy, Mos Def, and Eminem. This text includes in-depth analysis of all poetic literacy devices, writing activities, critical thinking prompts and a host of user-friendly material to deepen one’s own skills and understanding. Designed to be the preeminent source for novices and skilled professionals alike, Hip-Hop Poetry and the Classics illuminates the art of the written word in a unique and accessible manner which appeals to fans across the globe.
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