Black Girl Lost Poem Analysis

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How can the view of a person held up so high be degraded in just a matter of a few actions? Women have changed in the way they are perceived and the way they are being carried when compared to prior time periods. It could be because of the constant betrayals but also the attitude men have toward women. When analyzing “Pyramids” by Frank Ocean and “Black Girl Lost” by Nas we see the same perspective in both songs or poems. The modern day black women has fallen in a downward spiral from the grace and glory in which they were held in the past. Frank Ocean brings so much with the different elements he put into his project to help understand and relate the two parts of his poem. One of the elements being the themes that emerge; such as love, evolution, …show more content…
Themes such as value, betrayal, and indignity, are used to depict a lost black girl. Throughout the poem, the narrator talks about a women that is into all the wrong things. There are some parts, however, in which he talks as if he could be in love with this women and could possibly see a relationship with her if it wasn 't for the way she was living her life. In the song Nas says, “Wishin I could be the one man; but you juggle / way too many willies all in one hand / you wanna run up in clubs getting rubbed on” (13-15). The explicitness of the song shows the indignity that comes with the loss of value. The narrator would like to be her partner, however, she has other things in …show more content…
“I found you laying down with Samson full head of hair” (23) from Pyramids, to “Puffing with some lil n***, husband not knowing she 's out” (19) speaks about betrayal. The deceit is for the most part the start of the downfall of relationships and the way people are perceived. Ocean uses “The throne of our queen is empty” (4) and Nas uses “Cant understand it, yo it should be a throne for us” (24) the same type of figurative language to depict women as a type of royal matter. They are dignified and deserve the utmost praise. Both artist use this to upbring and describe women are creations with much value. With this being tied together, a message is being sent. Values, morals, and self respect have all been

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