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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Analysis Of Monsters By Godspower Oboido

Monsters by Godspower Oboido is a poem about the bloody politics in Nigeria both in the period of elections and after elections. The politicians are so heartless and their heartlessness led to the poet symbolised them as "Monsters". Their desperate act of taking the seat of power by force lead to sleepless night in the nation not excluding the effect of such on domestic animals like goat.
"Monsters" is a poem that can be regarded as descriptive. With well chosen imageries, the experience of Godspower Oboido or preferably that of the poem speaker is butchered for the readers to see every part of it; starting from the fear to the actual bloody maiming then to the customary repetition of the bloody political tricks backed by greed and corruption. The poem speaker finalized the poem with anaphoric four lines that summarized the poet's verbatim and left the poem very open even to the literal brain: " it's the fear of the elections it's the fear of the killings it's the fear of the monsters it's the fear in Nigeria"
The poem can be placed under political category with the themes of fear, power, killing, etc. The diction is simple and few of the device employed are metaphor " there are monsters in our father land" parallelism "there's a sudden nightmare in our land/there's a sudden curfew in our land" imagery "bleating in panic" anaphora "it's the fear of the elections/ it's the fear of the killings/ it's the fear of the monsters/ it's the fear in Nigeria" repetition "monsters after monsters/ greed after greed/ corruption after corruption" and lots more. POEM:- Monsters by Godspower Oboido our mothers are awake the eyes of our fathers are still whatever it is, it's enough to keep the babies awake too— insomniacs we've become
we hear a strange sound we see awful happenings and we see the monsters they are the ones in high places
in seasons they reign,
then another—
monsters after monsters greed after greed corruption after corruption
there are monsters in our father land they are our fathers— not the husbands of our mothers but the fathers of affairs of our land
there's a sudden nightmare in our land there's a sudden curfew in our land blood in the hands of the monsters blood! blood! blood! everywhere
they have started their killings for the golden seat of politics is it not poli-tricks? yea, political tricks they play on us
now babies, to their mothers back they are clinging fathers shutting the doors goats are bleating in panic
confusion everywhere, fear every day it's the fear of the elections it's the fear of the killings it's the fear of the monsters it's the fear in Nigeria ©copyright:- Godspower Oboido


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











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