Analysis: What is he trying to teach in this poem? What does the rose symbolize? What is his tone towards his subject?
“The Rose that Grew from Concrete” by Tupac Shakur
Did you hear about the rose that grewfrom a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk without having feet
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.
He is trying to teach people that being different is okay, The rose symbolizes a rose can grow even in a crack in the concrete, his tone toward this is sober.