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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Detailed Explanation Of Nightfall In Soweto By Oswald Mtshali

We are going to kick start this article by looking at the style and figurative. Based on naijapoets.com opinion, Nightfall in Soweto by Oswald Mtshali, is a very easy poem to comprehend. It is of 8 unequal stanzas with dictions revealing fear and rage (tremble in line 28, ravaging in line 5, victim in line 9, marauding beasts in line 21; are prove of fear).

Aside the personification in line 22-23, "let loose by cruel nightfall/ from his cage of death". The poem has an interesting figurative end:
"Nightfall! Nightfall!!
You are my mortal enemy.
But why were you ever created?
Why can't it be daytime?
Daytime forever more?"
(apostrophe in line 32 and rhetorical questions from line 34-36)

Other poetic devices in the poem are simile in line 1, alliteration in line 2, synedoche in line 6-7, anaphora from line 16-18, litotes in line 26, symbolism where "cruel nightfall" is the symbol of the white oppressing the black, imageries in the poem (deafening knock, rabid dog, mortal enemy)

Looking at the plot of the poem, the poem shows what the victims (the black) face whenever "the whites" appears at such time of discrimination and apartheid. The oppressors use such dark period to launch attack on targeted victims, they even knock at victims doors
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Summary Of The Lonely Soul By Raphael Armattoe

It is not a strange thing to see the elderly ones talk alone but sometimes one wonders why they find it very hard to ruminate on what borders them within their hearts than mumble it for people to hear.

Similar question was in the heart of the poet, when he met an old woman walking lonely on a road talking to herself but an answer to his wondering came from an abstract man (which might be considered to be the poet in his old age with such an experience). The poet told called the boy wondering and said "Child, you cannot know/ Why folks talk alone." He told the boy that loneliness and sorrow were the reason why men talk alone and similar reasons made "an old woman/ On lone country roads/ Laughing all the time/ May babble to herself/ To keep the tears away." from line 16-19.

Clear explanation of how loneliness and sadness affect old age was evident in the poem; as hu

Monday, February 22, 2016

Overview Of Eternity By William Blake

Eternity by William Blake expressed the opinion relating to freedom attached to pleasure. The poet was of the view that humans should not rip themselves off the endless possibilities of joy by sticking to a fixed style or way of life. He believed that such rigidity put humans life to premature end:
"He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;" (from line 1-2)
The rest two lines of the poem concluded that a soul with diversified form of joy and pleasure will live very long on earth somewhat eternity:
"But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sun rise." (from line 3-4)

The poem is as brief as proverb; with just 4 lines that seemed to rhyme. The language is simple and the poem is philosophical.

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

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Theme Of Vanity In The Proud King By William Morris

So many themes run through this narrative masterpiece; among them are the supremacy of God, the act of sin and repentance, the effective power of death, etc.

This article will be discussing the theme of vanity. "The Proud King" by William Morris reminds the reader through his prominent character (Jovinian) of how vain life and wealth are.

The poem opens as follows:
"In a far country that I cannot name,
And in a year long ages past away,
A King there dwelt, in rest and ease and fame,
And richer than the Emperor is today:"
The mammoth wealth and high status triggered the pride in Jovinian to the extent of believing himself a God on earth but within a blink of eye, he was mysteriously dethroned and relegated to a state of wretchedness:

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Prove That The Proud King By William Morris Is A Narrative Poem

Narrative poetry is such that tells tale with the use of dramatic elements. Paradise Lost by John Milton, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
The Proud King by William Morris also falls under the category of narrative poetry; and we shall support this claim with just four points below:

(1) Lengthiness:- One of the common characteristics of a narrative poem is the three
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