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Analysis Of Bound By Ingrid Anderson

Bound by Ingrid Anderson is a self reflection poem about the poet’s destiny. The short two stanza poem shows that human destiny in life is a thing to gratefully embrace than struggle against and end up with “bruising hands, twist by twist” (line 6) Naijapoets.com believes that the poem is metaphorical. The poet’s life and […]

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Structure Of Piano And Drums By Gabriel Okara

In order to understand the themes of the poem check Themes Of Piano And Drums by Gabriel OkaraThe structure of the poem shows that, it is a well planned poem. Like a narrative essay, the poem opened with an introduction describing the major concern of the poet and closed with a perfect conclusion. The poem […]

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8 Metaphors In The Anvil And The Hammer By Kofi Awoonor

Among other poetic devices in the poem The Anvil And The Hammer by Kofi Awoonor, metaphor is very paramount. Based on the email requesting the metaphors embedded in the poem: The Anvil And The Hammer, naijapoets.com research has come up with few of the metaphors found in the poem. It must also be noted that […]

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Analysis Of Become The Journey By Femi Osofisan

This very short poem by Femi Osofisan is a motivational poem that calls the readers to action; I prefer this poem to Locusts by Femi Osofisan, because of its brevity and simplicity. Base on naijapoets.com observation, the poem has a simple diction with 3 stanzas of 4 lines each. Observing the poem with a layman’s […]

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Analysis Of Virtue By George Herbert

This is a 4 stanza poem with 4 lines each. It has a rhyming end of ABAB CDCD. The dominating poetic device is imagery since the poets adopted a descriptive style to prove that most beautiful things on earth will not last forever. The poem has the theme of mortality which shows that everything dies, […]

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Analysis Of Day By William Morris

In this short poem of 4 lines, William Morris tried his best to examine “Day” briefly. He employed personification as a main device, by personifying Day: “I am Day; I bring againLife and glory, Love and pain:Awake, arise! from death to deathThrough me the World’s tale quickeneth.” The poet shows that each day comes with […]

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How Relevant Is The Title A Raisin In The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry

The title of A Raisin in the Sun comes from the poem “Harlem: A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes (1951). Hughes was a prominent black poet during 1920s Harlem Renaissance in New York City, during which black artists of all kinds_ musicians, poets, writers_ gave innovative voices to their personal and cultural experiences. The Harlem […]

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Effects Of War On Children In The Dining Table By Gbanabom Hallowell

There are other posts about “The Dining Table” by Gbanabom Hallowell written in naijapoets.com but this post will be looking at the effects of war on children in The Dining Table by Gbanabom Hallowell. According to some records, it is said that the 11-year civil war of Sierra Leone (1991-2002) motivated Hallowell to write “The […]

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Analysis Of Silence 2 By Remi Raji

Poet:-Professor Remi Raji is a teacher of Literature at the Department of English Language, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Themes:-The themes of the poem are (i) victimization (ii) silence (iii) destruction (iv) killing and torturing (v) pain and panic[Also Read: Toast by Remi Raji] Setting, style, and diction:-(i) chaotic setting (ii) free verse (iii) simple diction […]

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Relate Vanity By Birago Diop To Our Contemporary Lives

Vanity by Birago Diop is a culturally inclined poem which admonished the readers with a pessimist tone because of the reoccuring cultural negligence. The poet was uncertain that his lamentation would resolve the issue “What heart will listen to our clamoring?” since no one paid attention even when the ancestors were lamenting: “When our Dead […]

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