Bird Shooting Season

Summary As the poem’s title suggests the poem “Birdshooting Season”  shows the rituals surround bird shooting season and the happenings in a house when both men and women prepare for the season. The poem is narrated by what seems to be a child member of the household as he/she tells the happenings in preparation for the hunt, thus the poem is told…

Guidelines for Analyzing a Poem

Analyze the title of the poem. Read the poem all the way through at least twice. Read it aloud. Then, analyze the poem line by line, stanza by stanza Find the literal meaning of the poem. Identify the figurative devices in the poem Examine the figurative meaning of the poem. Review the structure of the poem Determine the rhyme scheme…

Once Upon A Time-Gabriel Okara

A Reading of the Poem   Summary A parent is talking to his/her’s son and telling him how things used to be. The parent tells the son that people used to be sincere, but are now superficial and seek only to take from others. The persona tells the child that he/she has learnt to be just like these people, but…