The Rose That Grew From Concrete

1   Did you hear about the rose that grew
2    from a crack in the concrete?
3   Proving nature's law is wrong it
4   learned to walk with out having feet.
5   Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
6  it learned to breathe fresh air.
7   Long live the rose that grew from concrete
8   when no one else ever cared.


        The poem "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" by Tupac Shakur is about having ambitions goals and reaching them despite the circumstances and conflicts we are faced. Tupac uses symbolism to disguise himself as the rose and the ghetto as the concrete. The message sent is that it is very burdensome to survive the hard life in the ghetto and make something of yourself.

- Line 2: Alliteration (crack, concrete)
- Lines 4-6: Personification (walk, dream, breathe)
- Line 6: Assonance (seems, keeping, dreams)