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The Dry Season by Kwesi Brew is a very beautiful descriptive poetry. The poet uses simple language for the reader to understand. The setting of the poem is Africa. The poem is 3 stanzas with 6 lines each. There are alliterations in line 1 "withering; the wind" in line 7 "are tall and tinted" in line 14 "begin to burn", in line 18 "little life" there is a metaphor in line 1 "The year is withering", anaphora occurs in line 5-6, line 11-12, line 17-18, there are repetition of words like "leaves", "soon", "fires", "hare", "year". A deliberate run-on-line occurs from line 1 to line 2. Imageries in line 6 "the half-bare tree", in line 8 "straw-gold hue of dryness"

 The themes of the poem are: (1) The dry season is the sign of an ending year (2) Dryness is susceptible to fire According to the keen observation of naijapoets.com, the first stanza speaks of the relevance of the dry season to the folding of each year; "The year is withering". Brew further explains the reflections of the dry season on tree, man, dry winds, dusty roads, straw-gold grasses.


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