Sunday, December 7, 2008

"5-4-3-2-1" #.6

4 Questions
3 Vocabulary
2 Literary Terms
1 Overview Sentence

"5-4-3-2-1" #.5

1. I agree that death is a constant in the images of gangsta rap.
2. The law of Hollywood's wild west was that all problems can be solved by a gun.
3. Nodoby deserves to be almost death for drunk driving, like Rodney King did. I can't believe the cops were aquitted!
4. I think gangsta rap played a huge role in how Americans viewed African Americans, as bad violent people.
5. Now I understand why most blacks hate the police, because they see cops get away with beating blacks all the time!

4 Questions:
1. Who was responsible for the taping of the Rodney King beating?
2. Why were the cops aquitted for the beating of Rodeney King?
3. Why did the cops beat Rodney King so severely?
4. Weren't the cops scared that someone would video tape their actions and then they would get in troubled?

3 vocabulary
1. Retribution: Requital according to merits or deserts, esp. for evil.
2. Unremittingly: Not slackening or abating; incessant: unremitting noise; unremitting attention.
3. Resurgence: Not slackening or abating; incessant: unremitting noise; unremitting attention.

2 literary terms
1.Direct Characteristics:A noose, a horse, a skull, a gravestone, a corpse drapped in the American flag, bare feet up against the camera lens, a label..."
2. Metaphor: Death is a constant in the imagery of gangsta rap, with album covers, lyrics and videos dominated by guns, gravestones, funerals and retribution.

1 overview sentence
1. Summary of the beating of Rodney King and the riot. And how rap affected(s) African Americans in every day society.

"5-4-3-2-1" #.4

1. Tupac's golden myth was...hollywood gun law, sex, sun, fun the gold rush.
2. I never really understood the "beef" between Biggie and Tupac!
3. I just think Biggie wasn't thinking straight when he went to California.
4. It's sad that hip-hop's greatest rappers had to die so soon and so young!
5. I thought Tupac died instantly but he died after a week in the hospital!

4 questions:
1. Who really killed Tupac Shakur?
2. Who really killed Biggie Smalls, was his death in retalliation for the death of Tupac Shakur?
3.Why did Tupac shoot a video with him dying, knowing that his life was already in danger?
4. Why did Biggie go to California knowing that his life was already in danger?

3 vocabulary:
1. Cynical: Like or characteristic of a cynic; distrusting or disparaging the motives of others.
2. Adversary: A person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe.
3. Theatre: A building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances.

2 literary terms:
1. Direct Characterization: "Somewhere, late on a journey between troubled, bleak, unbalanced, fatherless spirit and violent death, the Easterner-Tupac Amaru..."

2. Forshadowing: Tupac shot his last video before his death "I Ain't Mad At Cha" with him getting shot while leaving a building and then he dies soon after in real life.

1 overview sentence:
1. A basic summary on the "beef" between Biggie Smalls and Tupac.