HIP-HOP POETRY AND THE CLASSICS
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Use hip hop to build bridges to the classics
By Alan Sitomer and Michael Cirelli. Fans of hip-hop can gain a deeper understanding of the bridges that link the great poets of the past to contemporary poets of today through a comparison of the writings of such "classic" authors as Robert Frost, Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes with those of hip hop artists such as Tupac Shakur, Public Enemy, Mos Def, Eminem, KRS-One, and Notorious B.I.G. The text includes in-depth analysis of poetic literary devices, writing activities, critical thinking prompts, and a host of user-friendly material to deepen one’s own skills and understanding. Appendix. 8½" x 11". Milk Mug. 160 pages. ©2004.