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Love Poem for My Country

Through "Love Poem for My Country," Sandile Dikeni expresses his overwhelming love for his native South Africa and its physical and non-physical riches. In this five-stanza love letter, poet and...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2020 2:08 am UTC

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Love Poem for My Country

Sandile Dikeni is a poet from South Africa. He became involved in politics as a student in the 1980s during the days of apartheid, when a minority of whites ruled over the black majority in South...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2019 1:23 am UTC

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Love Poem for My Country

Sandile Dikeni's "Love Poem for My Country" has an irregular rhyme scheme. The meter is based very loosely on a three-beat line, with the stress falling on the second syllable of each foot or two...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2020 12:17 pm UTC

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Love Poem for My Country

A figure of speech is any kind of rhetorical device which seeks to achieve a particular effect or evoke a particular emotion through the way in which words are used. In this line of this poem, the...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019 10:12 am UTC

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Love Poem for My Country

I place the rhyme scheme next to each line of the poem. There isn't a standard rhyme scheme (it's not simple ABAB or anything), but it definitely has some rhymes and it certainly has some slant...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2013 3:04 pm UTC

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Love Poem for My Country

"Love Poem For My Country" is a beautiful work of poetry by Sandile Dikeni. In it, he praises several different aspects of South Africa. In most stanzas, he links one human emotion or quality with...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2019 3:34 am UTC

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Love Poem for My Country

"Love Poem for My Country" by Sandile Dilkeni is a poem which celebrates the beauty and hopefulness of Africa, whereas "If You Don't Stay Bitter For Too Long" by Charles Mungoshi is about how the...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2019 6:43 pm UTC

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Love Poem for My Country

In this poem, the speaker celebrates the unique diversity of his country by describing the positive attributes of its physical riches. The title itself points to a positive tone, indicating that...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2021 3:18 am UTC

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Love Poem for My Country

Let's begin by defining the terms simile and assonance. A simile is a comparison between two apparently dissimilar things made using the words like or as. Assonance refers to the repetition of...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2021 6:24 pm UTC

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Love Poem for My Country

In very simple terms, a praise poem is a poem of tribute, a poem of gratitude. Traditionally, such poems are written in praise of specific individuals deemed to have done something worthy of...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2021 8:46 am UTC

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Love Poem for My Country

According to the conventions of love poetry, a love poem is addressed to the object of one's desire, a very special person who inspires amorous feelings in the soul of the poet. Yet in "Love Poem...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2021 10:30 am UTC

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