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A Far Cry from Africa

What is the meaning of the title "Far Cry from Africa?"

Another possible explanation of the title might be the contrast between the beautiful setting of the African veldt (plain) and the bloody violence that occurred there. The fight between the Mau Mau...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2008 5:30 am UTC

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A Far Cry from Africa

Please give me the summary of the poem, "A Far Cry from Africa"?  

Derek Walcott’s poem “A Far Cry from Africa” mourns the brutal English suppression of a Kenyan revolt during the 1950s. Perhaps a brief historical summary before examining the poem itself would...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2019 9:59 pm UTC

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How can we analyze the poem "A Far Cry from Africa" by post-colonial criticism approach?

Post-colonial criticism does not necessarily seek to approach a work from the "opposite" viewpoint to what might be traditionally considered, but it does consider the work against the backdrop of...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2018 5:30 pm UTC

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What is the reference to 'Spain' in the poem "A Far Cry from Africa" by Derek Walcott?       "...again  A waste of...

The reference is to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) between the Republican forces, which defended the country's democratically-elected socialist government, and the right-wing Fascist Falange...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2012 3:05 pm UTC

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How does Walcot compare man to nature in "A Far Cry From Africa"?

Walcot finds a "brutish necessity" in nature that he compares to man's inhumanity to other men. Walcot writes "The gorilla wrestles with the superman." In other words, man's most primitive...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2019 12:26 pm UTC

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What are some sound devices used in "A Far Cry from Africa" by Derek Walcott? What is the purpose of these devices?

Meter, naturally, is the most dominant sound device in "A Far Cry From Africa." The poem maintains a normative meter of iambic pentameter, whose regularity—as befits its status as the primary meter...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2020 12:31 am UTC

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What are the postcolonial features of Adichie's novel Half of a Yellow Sun  and Walcott's poem "A Far Cry From Africa"?

Seeing the tags you had indicated for your question, I have edited it to include the titles of the two literary pieces you tagged. The two works belong to different literary genres (novel/poetry)...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2012 8:38 am UTC

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Analyze history as a theme in Neruda’s “The Way Spain Was” and Walcott’s “A Far Cry from Africa.”

In order to understand the theme of history in Pablo Neruda’s “The Way Spain Was” and Derek Walcott’s “A Far Cry from Africa”, we must learn a bit about both poets’ historical backgrounds. Pablo...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2020 10:57 pm UTC

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What is post-colonialism as a literary approach?

Post- colonialism seeks to analyze literature from a point of view that takes into account the differences in cultural expression. As a literary approach, post- colonialism is steeped in the idea...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2010 8:49 pm UTC

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