In The Event Of My Demise

By Tupac Shakur (Jalen and Darius)

Literal Interpretation

In the poem, Tupac is saying that when he dies, it will be before the time he wanted and it will be for something he stood for and believed in.

The Poem : In The Event Of My Demise

In the event of my Demise A

when my heart can beat no more B

I hope I die for a Principle C

or a Belief I had lived 4 B

I will die before my time D

Because I feel the shadow's Depth E

So much I wanted to accomplish F

Before I reached my Death E

I have come 2 grips with the possibility G

and wiped the last tear from my eyes A

I loved All who were Positive H

In the event of my Demise! A

Other Explication Parts


Tupac Amaru Shakur was born in New York City in 1971. He was raised by Afeni Shakur, his mother who was a Black Panther activist. As a rapper, Tupac has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide which makes him one of the best selling artists in the world. He recorded 12 landmark albums and 9 of them went platinum or gold. Shakur was also a very good actor by staring in several motion pictures. On September 13, 1996 , Tupac was murdered at the age of 25.

MLA Works Cited

"Tupac Shakur." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 09 Mar. 2015.

Shakur, Tuoac. The Rose That Grew from Concrte. New York, 1999. 150. Print.

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