Category: Literature

The Origin and History of Literature

The origin or history of literature is the historical development of writings in prose or poetry which attempts to provide entertainment, enlightenment, or instruction to the reader/hearer/observer, as well as the development of the literary techniques used in the communication of these pieces. Not all writings constitute literature, some recorded materials, such as compilations of […]

Figures of Speech In Literature

FIGURES OF SPEECHA figure of speech is the use of a word or phrase, which transcends it literal interpretation. It can be a special repitition, arrangement or omission of words with literal meaning, or phrase with a specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words in it, as in idiom, metaphor, smile, hyperbole, personification, […]

Lonely Days By Bayo Adebowale

Lonely days by Bayo Adebowale begins with the death of Ajumobi, although it was painful because of the permanent separation that comes with it but his wife, Yeremi thanked God for a fulfilled life of her husband. He did not pass on like Aku firewood cutler, who committed suicide and was painfully buried at Iloro. At the […]

The School Boy By William Blake

I love to rise in a summer morn,When the birds sing on every tree;The distant huntsman winds his horn,And the skylark sings with me:O what sweet company! But to go to school in a summer morn, –O it drives all joy away!Under a cruel eye outworn,The little ones spend the dayIn sighing and dismay.Ah then at times I drooping sit,And spend many anxious hour;Nor in my books can […]

The Anvil And The Hammer By Kofi Awoonor

Caught between the anvil and the hammer in the forging house of a new life,Transforming the pangs that delivered me into the joy of new songsThe trapping of the past, tender and tenuousWoven with fibre of sisal andWashed in the blood of the goat in the fetish butAre laced with the flimsy glories of paved streetsThe jargon of a new dialectic comes […]

Harvest Of Corruption By Frank Ogodo Ogeche

The play, Harvest of Corruption epitomize the various images of moral crisis in our social system. Such as the breakdown of social value, discipline, student’s riot, drug menace, religious bigotry, armed robbery, nepotism, moral and spiritual decadence, corruption in many places without respects for creed or age, indicipline society with little or no development and national image almost under […]