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Monday, December 21, 2015

Gbemisola Adeoti And Hard Lines

In this post, naijapoets.com tends to speak of the writing style of Gbemisola Adeoti, using the poem "Hard Lines" as a yardstick.

It is now evident that Gbemisola Adeoti is a poet of justice. Most of his poems, not excluding Hard Lines, are always nailing the matter of injustice in the head.

Lovely focus and good motivational spirit as a poet. Poets are missioned to better the lives of people through poetry and the style of Gbemisola Adeoti has been yielding positive attentions; most of his poems (Ambush, Hard Lines, etc) are very awesome.

[Check The Poem Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti]

No matter how perfect a poem can be, it will possess some shortcomings. "Hard Lines", for instance, has a well planned first and second stanza which contained metaphor followed by simile followed by imagery:

"Some lines are bitter pills
Hard to swallow with laughter
Like a tongue licking a weeping sore
To douse embers of thirst

Some lines are moistened rock
Hard on the tongue
Like a breakfast of toad
Spiced with roasted cockroaches
Mixed with mucus and urine."
(line 1 and 5 are metaphor, line
3 and 7 are simile, line 4, 8, 9)

The third and the last stanzas were absolutely different. Didn't follow the pattern of stanza 1 and 2. In an attempt to craft hard lines within the rest stanzas of the poem, Gbemisola Adeoti created fallacious lines:

"...As lion's fiery tales turn fairy tales
In sporting grips of goats
While elegies are sung with glee
Heralding birth and christening
Bones spring in eggs, horns on chicks
Hooves on ducks, feathers on foxed..."

What is Fallacy?
Fallacy is the use of invalid or otherwise faulty reasoning or "wron

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Analysis Of The Proud King by William Morris

When it comes to the analysis of The Proud King by William Morris, naijapoets.com has taken time to examine the poem and compare it with other recommended reading for the final certificate examination (WASSCE/WAEC)

The Proud King by William Morris is a 819-line-long poem about a proud king named Jovinian whose pride led him comparing himself to God. Larger lenght of the poem shows him suffer his pride until he repented and regained his crown, thrown and status.

This poem by William Morris is a narrative poetry, and its language seems elizabethan in nature. The poem in part reckons with God which leads us to the Theme of Divine Punishment in The Proud King by William Morris besides that, there are other themes [Themes Of The Proud King By William Morris
] about The Proud King by William Morris.

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Few of the figures of speech in the poem The Proud King are as follows:-
(1) Allusion: To be precise, the poem has a biblical allusion in lines 299-300 "_Well; _if thou canst, deny me, with such grace/ As by the fire-light Peter swore of old". It alluded to Peter's denial of Jesus Christ in John 18: 25-26.

(2) Enjambment: "And thinking of his life, and fair increase/ Of all his goods, a happy man was he" (lines 248-249) is one among the enjambments in the poem.

(3) Rhetorical Questions: The poem "The Proud King" by William Morris also has so many instances of rhetorical questions and as well known, few of the traits of dramatic monologue are rhetorical questions and direct quotations. In lines 633-636 "And said "Alas! my master and my son/ Is this a dream my wearied eyes behold?..."

(4) Irony:- Precisely the use of dramatic irony in the poem. The concept of the king's identity seems ironic in the sense that only the king and the readers of the poem understood the king's predicament; no one else.

(5) Repetition:- There are many instances of repetition in the poem, most the repetition of words and phrases such as "king" "robe" "God" "forgetting" etc.

ALSO READ:-
(1) Prove That The Proud King by William Morris Is A Narrative Poem

(2) The Theme of Vanity In The Proud King by William Morris

(3) epic elements in proud king

(4) analysis of day by william shakespeare

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

Analysis Of How Do I Love Thee By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This post is to be looking at the love poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861, titled: How Do I Love Thee?

The poem is about all the sacrifices a genuine lover can make for love; these sacrifices include: sacrifice of life (line 3-4) sacrifice of belongings or properties to meet lover's needs (line 5-6).

It further showed how someone in love can be; (line 7-10) which are free to criticism, pure as early water, naive as childhood faith, and so unconditional and for-better-for-worse (where smiles and tears will be shared ) and a love that goes beyond possibility (I shall but love thee better after death).

There are poetic devices/ figures of speech in the poem.
(1) Anaphora: The repet

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Analysis Of The Plumpuppets By Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley was fascinated by puppets, precisely, the little Plumpuppets. "Of all the good fairies that sends bairns to rest/ The little Plumpuppets are those I love best" (line 3 and 4).

The poet saw them as the true "fairies of beds" in line 9.

Christopher Morley explained that they are capable of perfecting the bedspread to aid a sweet night rest. He further exaggerated the abilities of the little Plumpuppets with the use of personification:
"The little Plumpuppets are fairies o

Monday, December 7, 2015

Is God Omnipotent In The Pulley By George Herbert

The previous naijapoets.com post on The Pulley by George Herbert, outlined few different themes in the poem. This post is going to consider just two of those themes by comparing them with the expression that says "Is God Omnipotent In The Pulley By George Herbert?"

To begin with, omnipotence is the quality of having unlimited power or control. Let's compare the theme one, "limitations on human existence" with God's omnipotence, it will be clearly seen that God who placed limitations on the lives of human beings could have made human beings immortal, if he so

What Are The significances Of The Three Animals In The Poem Ambush By Gbemisola Adeoti

What are the significances of the three animals in the poem Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti?

ANSWER:
According to the question, the three animals in the Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti, are (1) Giant Whale (2) Giant Hawk (3) Sabertooth Tiger.

They all symbolized different atmospheres of catastrophe in the poem. Clogging ambitions, creating tensions, spreading deceits.

Hameed, I hope this tiny slice of answer has helped your question. You must also note that naijapoets.com a broader explanation on the poem Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti; view it here

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Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

Analysis Of A Bus Ride By U I Ukwu

This poem is so real that anyone can relate it with his or her own bus ride experiences. The poem holds human characters like conversations "on every side there's animated talk" in line 7; gossip from line 1-3 of the poem "Two ample women... discussed their friends for all the world to hear" and from line 4-5, the act of strangers attempt to create connection was described "Some seats away a gallant says, 'My dear' to a strange girl who glared at him..."

Looking at the poem stanza by stanza, naijapoets.com analysis was made easy. The first stanza was so carefully written with specific metre and end rhymes patterns at heart. it was in stanza one that major mannerisms of bus passengers were uncovered: where two ladies were loudly in gossip, a man filled the hollowness of the bus ride by reading a news paper, a young man was trying to woo the lady beside him, some passengers who did enjoy the noisy atmosphere were piercing through the bus window.

Stanza two took a very different look that made it seems as if the poet was in haste to pen his ideas. It did follow the well structured pattern of stanza one:
"A bus stop now.
Sighs and farewells, legs and baskets,
jostle in greatest confusion.
The queue without stampedes and rushes
t'increase the babel within.
'Way please!' 'Get in!' 'Abi name wet in!'
'Ouch, you've hurt my toe!'"

Stanza three was the shortest of the stanzas, it revealed the concern of the

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Boy On A Swing By Oswald Mtshali: Mood Of The Boy

Boy On A Swing by Oswald Mtshali is a poem that reminds the readers of the common Yoruba proverbs that says: "When a boy is given a sword, he would ask his mother about the kind of death that killed his father."

According to the poem, a boy was placed on a swing enjoying its to and fro, with the assistance of his mother. The act of swinging heightened the boy's delight, it placed the boy in a pure pleasant picture of the world.

The boy began to wonder why they lacked things including the presence of his father, he wondered about the source of his own origin, he also wondered h
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