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Light – a poem

Am not happy, yet I see the light.

Of two bodies, in greater height.

The star and the moon at night.

Lest made me loose my sight.

Of the two, I saw the star first

Then from nowhere came the moonlight

Now apart they tear me vast

Though I cant do without them at night

I want the moon for so much light

But the star to me came first

And have to choose one for my sight

here in me is the biggest fight

I’ve decided to let go the moon light

Though it gives most at night

And remain with the star for my sight

Only because the star came first.

Loose ends – a poem

To hell with this feeling because am one,

why fight against myself,

For two hearts I do not know of,

Shall I choose one? Ooh I can not.

shall I drop both? How will I live?

I love the resent one

But what will the other say?

It will think bad of me.

What if I loose the recent one?

Will I not regret my choice?

Why? Why did I have to?

Why accept two hearts in me?

Now see. No I wont!

Let them stay,

Let them live with me,

I love both.

Nature loses meaning – a poem

The night at last has come

The stars in the sky dim they seem

And the moon has run away

Dimming my night and welcoming the day

And the day’s scorching sun

Lest no water in the valley-river run

Except these two streams down my cheeks

That because my heart chocks

No body is to blame. for losing you moon

But you went when my heart for you mourn

I wish you go, go for ever more

That i forget and never see you any more

May one day for His sake

See one star that will shine

Making me forget of the moon shake

And of that, was I ever in night

Bye

Analysing a poem.

Is it true that you can not analyse a poem without looking or focusing on the poets background , setting and context?

Yes! This is because the poets feelings and emotions are ignited by the surrounding he/she is in.

The background knowledge helps the analylist to identify the attitude of the poet towards the content in the poem. A poet from a humble background will always write about suffering and oppression while those in middle class would write about beauty of the wold (here i allow some exception).

The setting and context helps to identify the intended meaning of the poem. That is where and when something happened considering which situation was the poet in when he/she wrote the poem. This would bring a good impression of the intended meaning of the poem.

With these mentioned earlier criteria and some others, we can analyse a poem extrinsically though we can analyse poems intrinsically by focussing only what appears on the poem, like;

Title of the poem. The poem has a theme and a rheme. The title is the theme and the stanza(s) is the rheme. To understand the rheme one have to connect with the theme to obtain the intended meaning of the poem hence need to focus on the title.

Secondly, we have diction. This is the choice of words the poet has in writing a poem. For one to understand the poem in terms of tone and mood one has to look at the diction of the poem.

Thirdly, stylistic devices. These are the features of style one employees while writing a poem. The poet may opt to use sound devices like; repetition, alliteration and rhyme or other language devices like; oxymoron, personification,metaphor, simile e.t.c to express ones message.

One may also be required to look at the shape ( if concrete) or body make up so as to analyse it fully . This will bring about knowing the number of stanzas, lines in each stanza, syllable in each line hence making up which shape under which category of poems.

Lastly, one can embark to themes. These are thoughts or ideas expressed in a certain poem. This is usually the message to the audience. A poem may tend to express what a person experiences, what the society have, problems and beauty of the world. Such thoughts are like; love, poverty, corruption, wars and nature.

All these used will bring a critical analysis of the given poem.