Not wanting to change, but knowing it has to be done. I would like to especially. At First,The Speaker Speaks As If He Want To Follow The Sounds Of The Drummer But He Diverted His Reaction And Sound As Though He Again Want To Follow The Piano. It was only when colonization was extended to various African countries that our way of life was tampered with, and we were left in the middle, confusednot knowing the right beat to dance to… 26 August, 2014 2:05 am Permit me to interpret this poem with our contempory struggle to live a holy life that is, a between obedient to God and obedient to satan. Today I am going to briefly talk about the origin of the drum, the components of the modern drum set, and the benefits of drumming.
In consideration of these symbols, the speaker implements more imagery to further display the contrast between the two symbols and emphasize the disorientation the speaker Is enduring. Drums were used for more than making Music. Throughout the play we are immersed into this complex connection of Troy and his two sons, Cory and Lyon. Throughout the entire poem, Okara incorporates the instruments to further express, through music, how the speaker is feeling. The sound of the drum to him, creates agility, strength and quickness of action.
Okara must have been a wizard with the pen to bring into life something so ordinary and transform it into a simply brilliant work. At first we see that this is merely describing light, yet when we go deeper into the poem we find that the light is really the child's coming to truth or to a higher level of thinking. Being such a simply crafted instrument, with just a resonance chamber and animal skin, the Jungle drums are a good symbol to signify the African life. The rhythm of the drum is the aching for an ideal Nigerian state of harmony. Rhythm The poet has made the first stanza a long run-on line without much punctuation.
Eversince I had developed interest in poetry I fell in luv with this poem. The African culture is so much in tune with nature that the Mystic drum invokes the sun, the moon, the river gods and the trees began to dance. The expression of those ideas only works on the level it does because of the way each line of the poem flows into the other. Also coming through in this poem is the influence of Western culture on the Nigerian way of life. Then through this path their being hurried with hurrying feet, and naked warmth and a groping heart pulsing. The main theme which the poems are centred around is madness. This further accentuates the extent to which nature and life collaborate in the lives of the Africans which demonstrates the great significance and preciousness of their lives.
Feelings are complex and hard to understand, people hide their feelings in their mind by many pretentious motion. The drums induce memories and images of hunting in a primal lifestyle, and the simple life with natural beauty surrounding him that he can lead in that culture. The piano reminds Berniece of the sacrifices made for the possession of the piano. These words soothe and ease the reader into a likewise comfortable state to better their understanding of his intention, which becomes clear later in the poem. I loved your interpretation of the poem. Theme The theme of the poem is the effect that the music has on the poet. She states in the story that the money profited from selling the piano 1171 Words 5 Pages Taking a Deeper Look at The Piano Lesson by August Wilson Winner of multiple awards such as the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize, August Wilson is known most for his forceful cultural plays.
The Mystic Drum evinces a tripartite ritual pattern of imitation from innocence through intimacy to experience. I have often wondered whether you find this poem as fascinating as the rest of us, and if so, could you tell us why? Various rhythms were adapted using this method and used as a form of communication as a sort of unspoken language before words had came to be. The two main characters that are having a conflict over the piano are Berniece and Boy Willie. By implementing such primeval pictures, the poet is aiding the readers to make a connection between the drums and the rawness of the instrument and where it originates. One of my best poems till date,the use of excellent literary languages and figures of speech is un marched in my book till date. The new horizons Just further emphasize the alienation he feels to be in that sort of culture where there are constant innovations and discoveries being made.
It has reconciled all the African Values thereby Eurpoeanising them! These symbols are used particularly because of the complexity of the instruments. The stage was bare, like a cell. The first stanza is the poet's response to hearing the jungle drums. The history behind the piano itself and the carved memories on the legs of the piano are what remind Berniece of the past. It might sound at this point as if Okara has already made up his mind to follow the path of the drums, but he still finds himself lost. They call out for danger by beating drums as to warn others, although the world is competitive and dangerous. Among many contemporary poets, Gabriel Okara makes his stand as one of the most influential Nigerian lyricists.
So by using no distinctive rhyme or rhythm, Okara creates a monologue lyric reflective on the speaker's experiences and visions. The poet, at the age of 31, is multilingual and thinks about the medium of his instruction. Piano and Drums is a poem which basically themed and created by two different and opposing culture in the poem, the piano culture and drums culture which suggested by the poet whenThe culture of drums is straight forward, and direct, and this just like the world and culture in the ancient years which before civilization. The use of sound helps to develop the images, but to also express musically, the emotions he feels in regard to then two contrasting cultures. It conveys to the reader a subtle feeling that Okara is no longer part of the beating of the drum; it is implied to be a kind of message — although it brings out raw and fresh emotion in him, it is telegraphed, not played in all its purity.
I will now analyse these three poems, to see the way In which they get this message, enabling me to answer the purposed above. The red streams are symbolized for the multilingual diversity that reaches the womb Africa. He was awarded the commonwealth poetry award in 1979. There are essentially three parts to each one. Music can help a person to be able to release his emotions. The leaves around her waist are very much suggestive of eve who adorned the same after losing her innocence.