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African Poetry

In addition to symbolism, imagery, and personification, Diop also uses a few sonic poetic devices, including repetition and cacophony, to create this poem's rhythmic and sonic quality. It's tricky...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2016, 8:22 pm (UTC)

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Originally written in Acholi (Luo), an indigenous language of Uganda, the Song of Lawino incorporates numerous aspects of Acholi oral tradition. Because the principal narrator, Lawino, is not...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2019, 6:24 pm (UTC)

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African Poetry

Hyperbole is a rhetorical device wherein a writer makes a statement or claim which is exaggerated. This could be through the simple medium of suggesting something has been done to a greater extent...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2019, 1:00 pm (UTC)

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African Poetry

Perhaps the most important literary device found in Diop's poem "Africa" is personification. Addressing Africa, the speaker says, "your blood flows in my veins." The speaker also refers to the...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2020, 10:41 am (UTC)

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African Poetry

Any attempt to study the literary devices of African poetry must begin with the understanding that the poetry itself is based on African traditions and political and social realities, not European...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2020, 9:56 pm (UTC)

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African Poetry

One very noteworthy discussion of the “female principle” in African post-colonial poetry is an essay by Elaine Fido titled "Okigbo's Labyrinths and the Context of Igbo Attitudes to the Female...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2012, 1:07 pm (UTC)

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Osonye Tess Onwueme is a highly-celebrated Nigerian-born playwrite, poet and scholar whose work has focused on issues of social justice and the environment. Currently, she is a professor of...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2013, 8:08 pm (UTC)

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