MODERN AFRICAN POETRY is a course on its own for literature students in higher education. It is a study based on current write up in line with the trend of the present era. In this article, we take a look at Kola Eke’s June 12 in order to review the issue of political corruption in […]
Poems and poem review written by Nigerian authors or African authors used by Nigerian literature students.
To expose the issues of Tyranny in the Tyrannosaurus
Here is one poem that helps teach culture and also grammatical structure. An Oba I’d like to be an Oba And wear a crown of beads, And whisk a long, soft cow tail And do grand and noble deeds. I’d like to be an Oba And sit upon a throne, I’d like to take as […]
Figures of sound in literature has to do with poetic devices that are appealing musically or metrically in a literary work. Unlike the usual poetic devices which we refer to figures of speech, these has the ability to beautify a line more to the ears of the audience. 1. Alliteration: This is the repetition of […]
While some poems can be very difficult to comprehend and sometimes boring to enjoy your study, there are ways you can do a perfect job on them without having to sleep over it or develop a headache on a particular poem. First things first! You have to read the poem completely and make sure you […]
This is a traditional poem which originates from the Swahili people in Kenya. The theme of the poem hinges on companionship, the benefits and beauty of companionship. Woman can not exist except by man… As man goes through life soon he is pierced by the thorn or the sand-mote enters his eye and he needs […]
A poem characterized under the African poetry. They say, a war only ends, when another war begins: the silence of the battlefield heralds the widow’s anguish For, to set questions is not as hard as finding answers…. Our war has ended because war is now with us The deserted houses, the fallen […]