What do you think of when you hear the word rap? Do you ever think of… poetry? The two really aren’t that different. As a poet you need to be able to incorporate rhythm and flow into your pieces to make it sound appealing. Rap does the same thing. Poets often try to give their poetry visual elements by using figurative language (like metaphors). The challenge with rap is making the piece appeal to the ear while conveying your message quickly, and keeping rhythm. Here are some raps other poets have written. Get started writing your very own rap, and who knows -- you may be the next Drake or Nicki Minaj!
The writer observes and presents many of the most salient points of the short poem, but she could indeed organize the explication more coherently. To improve this explication, the writer could focus more on the speaker’s state of mind. In this way, the writer could explore the implications of the dramatic situation even further: why does the speaker ask a question of a mute object? With this line of thought, the writer could also examine more closely the speaker’s movement from perplexity (I am trapped but the waters are free) to a kind of resolution (the fountain and the sea are as trapped as I am). Finally, the writer could include a more detailed consideration of rhythm, meter, and rhyme.