we Structure of a Government Driver on his Retirement by Onu Kingsley Chibuike ~ Naija Poets

STRUCTURE:

A Government Driver On His Retirement by Onu Kingsley Chibuike is a free-verse.

A free-verse is form of poetry that is void of planned rhythm and planned rhyme scheme.

Those in such category are Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara, Parable by William Soutar, etc.

The poem ( A Government Driver On His Retirement ) is a total of 33 lines void of planned end-rhymes and rhythms.

Through a climactic flow of event, the poem is relayed from a third person perspective.

The driver's identity isn't revealed but the event of his down was narrated by the poem persona addressing him with third person singular masculine pronoun and also complemented the narration with quotation found in stanza 3 - 4:

"Come, friends, rejoice with me
I shall booze and zoom myself home
Away from duty rules
Come celebrate my freedom"

"Early to duty tomorrow holds not,
Thirty-five years of faithful services
I'll booze to sleep away my sufferings
Today I've long waited for".

To be noted as well, is the fact that the diction of the poem is as simple as water.

The poem persona doesn't narrate for the purpose of mourning the driver's death but to make fun of the driver's foolishness. This is why the tone of the poem is sarcastic.

On the contrary, the mood pushed out of readers is sympathetic.

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Popular Posts

Article Index

website traffic

Blog Archive

LIST OF POETRY CONTEST WEBSITES

1. The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

2. Brunel International African Poetry Prize

3. Writing Contests, Grants & Awards | Poets & Writers

4. Mississippi Review Poetry Contest

5. Bayou Magazine's Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry

6. Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

7. The Colorado Review Prize for Poetry

8. USA Gold Pencils Student Poetry Contest

9. The Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

10. The Backwaters Prize

11. Black River Chapbook Competition

12. Grist's Pro Forma Writing Contest

13. Tethered by Letters 2020 Spring Literary Contest

14. Juxtaprose 2020 Poetry Contest

15. The Cossack Review's October Poetry Prize

16. Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

17. TIFERET Writing Contest

18. Boulevard Emerging Poets Contest

19. The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Award

20. Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award