Use of Imagery in Salute to the Elephant by Babalola Adeboye

About the Poem Salute to the Elephant is an oral poem which in form can be classified as ode intended to unearth the overwhelming qualities of an elephant. The poem was translated from its original Yoruba form to English language by Babalola Adeboye Use of Imagery in the Poem Babalola Adeboye employed the use of… Continue reading Use of Imagery in Salute to the Elephant by Babalola Adeboye

3 Themes In The Blood Of A Stranger By Dele Charley

Introduction Common components in a tragic drama are greed, deceit, betrayal, crime, etc. and another universally known drama to support this claim is “Othello” written by William Shakespeare. In the drama “Othello” we see the greedy Iago with all sorts of betrayal attempts on Othello, Cassio, Montano, etc.“The Blood of a Stranger” by Dele Charley… Continue reading 3 Themes In The Blood Of A Stranger By Dele Charley

Analysis Of Weigh Your Words By Crispin George

Crispin George was a Sierra Leonean born in 1902. He published his own poetry anthology Precious Gems Unearthed by an African and nearly all his poems were non-political but strongly religious; the poem “Weigh Your Words” is quite no exception. “Weigh Your Words” is a poem describing the goods and dangers words can cause then… Continue reading Analysis Of Weigh Your Words By Crispin George

Analysis Of No Coffin No Grave By Jared Angira

The Summary This poem is about the shameful murder of a tyrant.  He was stabbed and shut in front of a night club; the poet sarcastically compared his murder shut to a gunshot representing a last respect to a warrior.  Instead of the poem being a pure elegy, the poet created a sarcastic elegy which… Continue reading Analysis Of No Coffin No Grave By Jared Angira

Themes of Let Me Die Alone by John Kolosa Kargbo

Themes Few of the themes are Colonial Oppression, Quest for Leadership Position, Betrayal and Greed, Gender Inequality. 1. Theme of Colonial Oppression: the theme of colonialism is the main motivation for the existence of the drama. The drama takes us back to the period where Africa still under the bondage of invaders. The drama portrayed… Continue reading Themes of Let Me Die Alone by John Kolosa Kargbo

Analysis Of Young Africa’s Plea By Dennis Osadebay

Are you thinking of having a clearer idea of the poem “Young Africa’s Plea” by Dennis Osadebay? Here is naijapoets.com.ng review regarding to the poem. The poet:- Dennis Osadebay is a Nigerian author, poet, and lawyer. He received his university education in the United Kingdom, where he was called to Bar. At a certain point, Osadebay was… Continue reading Analysis Of Young Africa’s Plea By Dennis Osadebay

Cultural Reflection From Abiku By John Pepper Clark

Abiku as the name implies is a situation where a child is given birth to in multiple times. It’s a Yoruba word and Yoruba people are very culturally oriented people where giving birth and naming ceremonies are vital culture of the Yoruba people because of the value attached to names and because of circumstances and… Continue reading Cultural Reflection From Abiku By John Pepper Clark

Literature-In-English Keypoints 2

SECTION C: LITERARY TERMS Definition: Literary terms are technical devices used both in Prose and Poetry by an author or by the poet when appreciating works of art in order to communicate their thoughts and feelings to the reader, so as to enhance the readers understanding of the theme arid form of a piece of… Continue reading Literature-In-English Keypoints 2

Literature-In-English Keypoints

GENERAL LITERARY PRINCIPLES SECTION A: LITERATURE What Is Literature?: The word ‘literature is an offshoot of the word ‘literate’ which means ‘able to read and write’. In this sense, literature can be used to describe all printed materials which give instruction, information, etc.   Distinction between Written and Oral Literature The beginning of literature itself… Continue reading Literature-In-English Keypoints

Poetic Devices In Raider Of Treasure Trove By Lade Wosornu

POETIC DEVICES: There are some glaring poetic devices embedded in the poem (a) rhetorical question (b) metaphor (c) repetition (d) imagery (e) enjambment (f) alliteration (g) assonance (h) personification Rhetorical Question; a question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer. “But what can… Continue reading Poetic Devices In Raider Of Treasure Trove By Lade Wosornu