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Kofi Awoonor

The Weaver Bird is a poem written by Kofi Awoonor, a poet from Ghana. It is dealing with the theme of occupation and colonization from the perspective of the native people. Whilst the poem never...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2020, 8:49 am (UTC)

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Kofi Awoonor

The poem's speaker uses the weaver bird coming and building a nest at his house as a metaphor for the colonization of Ghana. Like the colonizers, the bird arrives and settles in without asking...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2021, 4:53 am (UTC)

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Kofi Awoonor

This poem, an indictment against modern civilization's inclinations to destroy tradition, employs several literary devices to construct a tone of condemnation. The tree in this poem is symbolic of...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2021, 7:56 pm (UTC)

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Kofi Awoonor

In “The Weaver Bird,” Kofi Awoonor uses irregular line lengths throughout. The dominant meter, however, is iambic tetrameter, or four iambic feet—“duh-DUM”—in a line. For example, in the very first...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2021, 11:41 am (UTC)

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Kofi Awoonor

Symbols abound in Kofi Awoonor's poem "The Cathedral." First, the tree that once stood on the patch of ground symbolizes life and vigor, vitality and growth. It shed its "incense on the infant...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2021, 3:55 pm (UTC)

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