we Analysis Of The Invitation By Oriah Mountain Dreamer ~ Naija Poets
The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

=> Independency
=> Ambition
=> Freedom
=> Resilience/self-esteem
=> Hope
=> Courage/discipline

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer is a motivational poem that aims at encouraging everyone to be true to self and be the best by prioritizing self. The poem opened some attributes to the readers which everyone must possess in order to live life at its best.

Before looking at those attributes, the major poetic device in the poem is repetition of phrases or clauses all through the 12 stanzas of the poem. "I want to know" "It doesnt interest me"

(1) Independency:
"I want to know
If you can be alone
With yourself
And if you truly like
The company you keep
In the empty moments"

(2) Ambition:
"I want to know
What you ache for
And if you dare to dream
Of meeti
ng your heart's longings"

"...if you will ask
Looking like a fool
For love
For your dream
For the adventure of being alive"

(3) Freedom:
"If you can dance with wildness
And let the estasy fill you
To the tips of your fingers and toes
Without cautioning us
To be careful
To be realistic
To remember the limitations
Of being human"

(4) Resilience/self-esteem:
"I want to know
If you can sit with pain
Mine or your owm
Without moving to hide it
Or fade it
Or fix it"

(5) Hope:
"I want to know
If you can live with failure
Yours and mine
And still stand at the edge of the lake
And shout to the silver of the full moon 'Yes'"

(6) Courage/discipline:
"I want to know if you can
Disappoint another
To be true to yourself"


Samuel C. Enunwa samueldpoetry
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