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How Frank Ocean’s Blonde Influenced My Writing

How Frank Ocean's Blonde Influenced My Writing

Blonde draws its power Prom Frank’s storytelling. From the vivid recount of his struggles after hurricane ‘Trina,’ in nights, to a brief tour into his tormented state of mind in ‘Seigfried,’ you get taken on a journey through his life.
People like to say that art is at its best when its vulnerable. and Blonde is a proof of that.
It has survived in the hearts of its fans since its release in 20I6, because of how it gave a voice to the troubling thoughts many of us are too ashamed to admit we have.

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The Philosophy of Apollotheyouth; Art II

The Philosophy of Apollotheyouth; Art

"...It has become more obvious that art doesn't have these answers, but can either make us forget issues or live through them. There are still art enthusiasts and artists that believe we can find the answer to everything in artistic expression, but that's not what I want to talk about..." - Ehiorobo Derek (The Philosophy of Apollotheyouth; Art I) So, how does Damilare, pen name, Apollo the youth, manage the impending doom that seems to hang over the head of the world today? He does this by being human. I have always seen art as a gift to mankind from...

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The Philosophy of Apollotheyouth; Art

The Philosophy of Apollotheyouth; Art

Art is an ever-growing medium that has a vehicle to drive ideologies through many generations. Making others share our beliefs, from religious teachings using paintings, poetry, plays, and storytelling, to war propaganda packaged cheesy fight-for-your-country ads. The artists, either creating art for themselves or under the command of a stronger governing body (like during the eve of romanticism or renaissance) have used this medium to either show themselves to the world, or the world to itself. One thing to note is that art reflects prevailing situations in its society, and thus, can help give you an idea of what life...

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The metaphor and its uses

The metaphor and it's uses

The metaphor and its uses... What is a Metaphor? A metaphor pronounced as (meh-ta-for) is a figure of speech that describes an object or an action in a way that is not literally true but helps to explain an idea or make a comparison. It states that something is something else without using the word 'like' or 'as' Examples include: 'her eyes were a sparkling pond' the metaphor here shows how beautiful her eyes are.  'the calm lake was a mirror' 'kisses are the flowers of affection' 'her hair was a flowing river' 'she is a peacock' showing how proud...

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LAUGHTER IS SINLESS

If you were asked to stay with someone in a closed house for weeks and throughout, not a laugh nor a smile escapes from the person’s mouth, how would you feel? Joyous? Sad? Angry? Frustrated?. Now, let’s have another scenario. Assuming you were asked to stay with someone in a closed building for weeks and throughout, the person puts on smiles and laugh often, how would you feel?When we were kids, laughter emanated often from us. We smiled at little things and laughed for no reason but as we grew older, challenges began to weigh us down forgetting that Laughter...

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