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Friday, March 9, 2018

6 Interesting Analysis of Classic Nigerian Poets

6 Analysis Of Classic Nigerian Poets

1. Wole Soyinka: 
A 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature holder, Professor Wole Soyinka was born 13th of July in the year 1934 to the family of Samuel and Eniola Soyinka. He is a Nigerian poet and author among many other thing. Soyinka has written many universally accepted poem and one of them is Deep Analysis of Post-Mortem by Wole Soyinka

2. John Pepper Clark: 
A very well recognized Nigerian poet and writer, J. P. Clark was born on the 6th of April in the year 1935; Kiagbodo in Nigeria. As a way of sustaining the love for Clark literary intelligence, a blog was created called One of loved poem is
Analysis of Agbor Dancer by John Pepper Clark

3. Chinua Achebe: 
The 2010 holder of the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, Albert Chinualumogu Achebe is a name that always come to mind when mentioning the Nigerian widely adapted drama; Things Fall Apart. He lived between 16-11-1930 and 21-03-2013. One among his poems is
Analysis of Mango Seedling by Chinua Achebe

4. Christopher Okigbo: 
Known for writing poetry and drama, Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo lived between 1932 and 1967; a Nigerian born in Anambra state. During his short stay on earth, he is remembered for some poem such as
Analysis of Poem Passion Flower by Christopher Okigbo

5. Niyi Osundare: 
He is a writer and poet that can also be considered a mild activist. Professor Niyi Osundare, teaches English language and my favorite of his poem is
Analysis of Not My Business by Niyi Osundare

6. Ben Okri:
 Born in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria on the 15th of March, 1959. Ben Okri has lived in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom; both reflect in his poem for instance
Analysis of Living Is A Fire by Ben Okri

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Persona's View of Aging In Panic of Growing Older


Examine The Persona's View Of Aging In The Panic Of Growing Older.


Lenrie Peters is one of the big names in West African poetry. His contributions have promoted West African poetic styles.

In his poem "The Panic of Growing Older", he concerned himself with the expected achievement associated with each stage of human life. The poem is a bit similar to William Shakespeare's Ten Stages of Man; where Shakespeare portrayed the sequences of life from cradle to old age.

Unlike Shakespeare, Lenrie Peters focused his concerns on the earthly achievement associated with each stage of human growth.

The issue of hope is paramount in this poem. Lenrie Peters pointed that a person begins adulthood with beautiful hopes:
"at twenty
stilled by hope
of gigantic success
and exploration"

Down the line of growing older, such hope began to wane due to underachievement. One becomes unnecessarily busy in domesticity that won't give room of seeing the moon, one begins to suffer emotional pains due to inability to achieve expected goals.

"hope is not a grain of sand" death comes at anytime to anyone therefore relying on scientific maxims is baseless.

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