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Hip-Hop Poetry and the Classics

  • Title:Hip-Hop Poetry and the Classics
  • Author:Alan Sitomer, Michael Cirelli
  • Publication Date:November 2004
  • Grade Level:6-12
  • ISBN:9780972188227
  • Publisher:Street Smart Press

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.


This text includes:


  • No profanity
  • No homophobia
  • No misogyny



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