Month: August 2015

Analysis Of Nine To Night By Toyin Adewale Gabriel

Nine To Night is a poem written by alluring, rosy, smiling, ambitious Nigerian poetess princess; Toyin Adewale Gabriel. To be candid, I’ve seen close to fifteen of the her poems online and guess what, they are mesmerizingly charming. From the way see Nine To Night, the poem was written to celebrate her birthday “staring 40 […]

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Thematic Analysis Of Water By Philip Larkin

Water by Philip Larkin is a simple complex poem and the complexity of meaning within the simple structure of the poem has given it various opinions. I will be dishing out my own point of view irrespective of its acceptance. I see freedom of choice and religious perspectives as the themes of the poem. Philip […]

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Personification And Pathetic Fallacy

Judging by a layman definition, pathetic fallacy will mean a falseful feeling of sympathy, pity or compassion which is portrayed naturally or artificially by something or anything. Example could be traced to the crocodile eyes that always seem crying. Literary speaking, pathetic fallacy is one among the literary terms; and has been placed under the […]

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Be Humble By Adebayo Faleti (Translator Samuel C. Enunwa)

Whether riches you possessRememberYour riches feed not the whole universe.Whether great knowledge is yours,It can’t be as of Solomon.Maybe prestige is yousRememberThe prestige of yours aloneCan never sew pride to the universe whole.Humility is the virtue of prestige;When God places you high,Trample not the souls below.With prudence, the wise one beats the peersRememberMany You do […]

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Wande Abimbola Yoruba Spiritual Poetry

Ifa divinity has it own poetry which can be divided into two: (1) Ese Ifa (2) Iyere Ifa. Thise divine ways and its divine form of poetry have become a form of spirituality known to the whole world and many have preached such awareness but the most famous preacher of Ifa gospel is Prof. Wande […]

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Superstition By Minji Karibo

Superstition by Minji Karibo is one way an old but never aging poem. It’s ability to reveal one of the cultural injections most Africans with rural background carry, makes the poem always refreshing in the heart of every readers (with or without a rural African upbringing). From the poem, it is shown that information is […]

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Poetic Devices In Snake By D. H. Lawrence

POETIC DEVICES IN SNAKE BY D.H. LAWRENCE the poet made use of carefully selected words in describing the actions of the snake: “He lifted his head from his drinking as cattle do and looked vaguely as drinking cattle do. And flickered his two forked tongue from his lips and mused a moment…” The poet made […]

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At Castle Wood By Emily Bronte

AT CASTLE WOOD BY EMILY BRONTE The day is done, the winter sun Is setting in its sullen sky; And drear the course that has been run, And dim the beams that slowly die. No star will light my coming night; No moon of hope for me will shine; I mourn not Heaven would blast […]

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Analysis Of The Blind Man By Pius Oleghe

ANALYSIS OF THE BLIND MAN BY PIUS OLEGHE Poet: Pius Oleghe, the author of this poem is a Nigerian. He once worked as a teacher. A graduate of the University of Ibadan that is why this poem (The Blind Man) first appeared in Nigerian Student Verse. Poem: Was that a sound piercing his darkness? The […]

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Analysis Of Crossing The Bar By Lord Alfred Tennyson

Crossing The Bar by Lord Alfred Tennyson 1809-1892, such a poem can be considered an elegy. It was note that Tennyson asked his son to always add this poem to the end of his anthologies. As a sign of closure to his life on earth and to his world of poetic living. A four stanza […]

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