Month: June 2015

Analysis Of Ambush By Gbemisola Adeoti

PURPOSE:-This article will speak of the poet, the themes, the mood, the figures of speech, etc. SUITABILITY:-This article is suitable for; (a) All lovers of poetry (b) All lovers of Literature-In-English (c) Students for WASSE/WAEC, NECO, GCE, A-LEVEL, IJAMB examination (d) Students of English Language And Literature In Universities, Polythenics, Colleges of Educations, etc. ANALYSIS […]

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What Is Freedom In Letter To Martha 17 By Dennis Brutus

Letter To Martha 17 written by Dennis Brutus is a great poem that revealed that one never misses a good thing till it departs. The poem speaker found importance in things that never amounted to anything. The major theme of the poem is freedom. Because of imprisonment, the poem speaker realized the importance of being […]

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How Can You Explain Nostalgia In Birches By Robert Frost

Nostalgic feeling partially surfaced in the poem Birches by Robert Frost in line 23 to 24, “I should prefer to have some boy bend them/ As he went out and in to fetch the cows_”partially making reference to the nature of his own background as a rural boy who played alone swinging the birch trees […]

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The Serving Girl By Gladys Casely-Hayford

The tone of the poem is sweet and that of praise. The tone glorified the beauty of “The Serving Girl” since ladies eyes are part of the factors that determine their beauty. The tone of the poem also praised the deligence and carefulness of the serving girl. The setting of the poem is rural. What […]

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Breaths By Birago Diop

image is from urbansamurai website Listen more often to things rather than beings.Hear the fire’s voice,Hear the voice of the water.In the wind hear the sobbing of the trees,It is our forefathers breathing. The dead are not gone for ever.They are in the paling shadows,And in the darkening shadows.The dead are not beneath the ground, […]

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Analysis Of Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day

As we cherish and praise William Shakespeare for his sonnet 18, let’s not forget Giacomo da Lentini, also known as Jacopo (il) Notaro, an Italian poet of the 13th century, who invented sonnet. Like most of the 154 Shakespearian sonnets, sonnet 18 was also speaking of love. That is why the theme of love, the […]

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Analysis Of The Poem Passion Flower By Christopher Okigbo

According the article of St. John D. Parsons, “Christopher Okigbo originally wrote Passion Flower as a continuation of his poem “Sacrifice” in the series called Heavengate. [View The Poem Passion Flower by Christopher Okigbo] The passion flower is so named because its parts are said to resemble ceetain aspect of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, […]

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Themes of Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara

Gabriel Okara, the writer of “Piano and Drum” was born in Bayelsa state, Nigeria in 1921. A novelist and a poet; he was once a civil servant. His poem “Piano and Drums” was well beautified with imagery and symbolism. The themes of the poem can be divided into three: (1) Childhood reminiscence and its effect […]

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Figure of Speech Questions and Answers

[mlw_quizmaster quiz=4] NOTE:-Figures of speech can never be ignored in a very well crafted literature. No matter the case, these are mostly found in both written and oral literature:-(1) SIMILE; a direct comparison between two things of different nature or class but with similarity in attribute. The comparison is made by using “as” or “like”.(2) […]

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Homecoming By Lenrie Peters

The present reigned supremeLike the shallow floods over the guttersOver the raw paths where we had been,The house with the shutters. Too strange the sudden changeOf the times we buried when we leftThe times before we had properly arrangedThe memories that we kept. Our sapless roots have fedThe wind-swept seedlings of another age.Luxuriant weedshave grown […]

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