In order to understand the themes of the poem check Themes Of Piano And Drums by Gabriel Okara
The structure of the poem shows that, it is a well planned poem. Like a narrative essay, the poem opened with an introduction describing the major concern of the poet and closed with a perfect conclusion. The poem was divided into stanzas to show where one view ends and where another begins. The last stanza was a perfect conclusion.
The poem is a free verse because of the ways the lines and stanzas were structured; void of rhyming pattern.
The first stanza had eight lines (using druming sound and rural activities to show the poet past way of life, the second stanza had eight lines describing what the effects of remembering the past was to the poet, stanza three had nine lines and that was where piano was described in the poem, stanza four had four lines
which showed that poet was in a state of confusion; he didn’t know which culture to choose whether his past African life or his present civilized life.
Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)