Provide a detailed explanation for the poem "The Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee" by F. Scott Momaday.
F. Scott Momaday, a Kiowa Indian, writes about the Indian tradition. “The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee” epitomizes the Indian spirit which expresses their spiritual connection to the natural world. His imagery suggests the beauty of nature.
The name Tsoai-talee represents the poet. Momaday was given the name when he was taken as an infant to visit sacred ground at Devils Tower, Wyoming. . The name Tsoai means Rock Tree boy or one who lives with nature.
Anaphora is the repetitive use of a word or a phrase at the beginning of a sentence or a clause. The poet applies this literary device in the beginning words “I am a…” which creates the feeling and sound of the tom-tom drum as it beats the tempo of the Indian dance. It builds the poem to its climax.
Native Americans used oral tradition to pass...
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