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Interpretation of An Introduction

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Interpretation of An Introduction An Introduction Writer:         Kamala Suraiyya Born:            31 March, 1934 Nationality: Indian Known as:    Kamala Das   The poem comprises the following themes: Politics: She knows about politics and politicians but not involved in politics. She knows everyone of power but she is alienated …

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Interpretation of Mek Four

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Interpretation of Mek Four Writer: John Agard Born: 21 June, 1949 The present poem ‘Mek Four’ is written by John Agard. He was born in 21June, 1949. He is a playwright, poet and children’s writer. Simply speaking, ‘Mek Four’ is a love poem. This reflects on the theme of language …

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Interpretation of I am Becoming My Mother

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Interpretation of I am Becoming My Mother Writer:            Lorna GoodisonBorn:               1947 Nationality:    West Indian Working:          At the University of Michigan The present poem ‘I am Becoming My Mother’ is written by a Jamaican poet, Lorna Goodison. She is a leading West Indian writer of the generation …

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What is lyric?

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What is lyric? The word ‘lyric’ literally means a song to be sung or recited to the accompaniment of the lyre (a musical instrument). Lyric is a form of a poem, used for a short non-narrative poem which expresses the feelings and thoughts of a single speaker in a personal …

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Ballad and its types

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Ballad and its types A ballad is a narrative folksong that is handed down from one generation to another orally. In Abram’s (1993) words, a ballad is a song transmitted orally, which tells a story. Ballads can be divided into two brood types: a. The folk or traditional ballad and …

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What is an ode?

A literary Surgery

3. What is an ode? Ode, a lyric poem, is especially written in praise of somebody or something. To put it differently, an ode is a dignified and elaborately structured lyric poem. An ode has the following principled features: – An elaborated stanza-structure – A marked formality and stateliness in …

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