In answering the question, Joyce, you demonstrate that you understood what the quiz requires and respond adequately. Modern art (rap and hip-hop) among African-Americans reflects the oral narratives characteristic of African traditions. Like traditional storytellers in Africa, African-American rappers tell stories about the tribulations of the Black population and others issues through rap and hip hop music (Wood 2004). Stating that rap and hip hop are real art due the way they follow a specific artistic tradition from African oral narratives, Joyce says that the art enables the rappers to deliver their messages to subsequent generations. She however does not explore graffiti.
Jennifer, your response to the question is remarkably comprehensive to say the least, because you have covered all aspects of the query. Graffiti has an artistic tradition and history dating back to 1960s, and it has continued to develop with time (The Invisible Derp n.d). I like your assertion that the fact that critics disrepute graffiti because it is sometimes done on illegal locations does not discredit it from being a real form of art. As you imply, there is an artistic tradition and history regarding rap and hip hop especially among the African-Americans, with roots in Africa.
Elizabeth, your response to this question is notably detailed as it covers all specifications of the query. To this end, you have ideally summarized Winfred Owen’s poem and its significance to understanding the real impacts of war. Moreover, Dadaists’ and Surrealists’ artistic appreciations of the First World War are not conventional, perhaps because in a quest to either appreciate or escape from the painful realities of the war which the society had underestimated prior to the war, each side gives their opinions which are not necessarily true (Rebold and DiYani 2012).
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