The Rose That Grew From Concrete Analysis

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In the poem, The Rose That Grew from Concrete, the symbolism between the rose and the concrete was the main substance of the piece of literature. Both items contrasted greatly with each other and are meant to show prominent differences. In my perception, the rose symbolizes a man and the cracked concrete symbolizes the ghetto. The rose growing from a crack in the concrete is generally not a normal occurrence, if anything, someone have to tend to the rose constantly to make it grow. The generalization that people from the ghetto will always live in a poverty level situation is very much expected as well. The idea that people who previously lived in the ghetto can be seen as a rose’s root in the ground, and as it grows upward it’s breaking through

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