Analysis Of The Dry Season By Kwesi Brew
The themes of the poem are:
(1) The dry season is the sign of an ending year
(2) Dryness is susceptible to fire
According to the keen observation of naijapoets.com, the first stanza speaks of the relevance of the dry season to the folding of each year; "The year is withering". Brew further explains the reflections of the dry season on tree, man, dry winds, dusty roads, straw-gold grasses. The common aftermath of the excessive dryness is explained in stanza 3; there will be bush burning, hawks gather the thick smoke, hares dashed out of the fire chased by hunters' dogs, etc:
"And soon, soon the fires,
The fires will begin to burn,
The hawk will flutter and turn
On its wings and swoop for the mouse,
The dogs will run for the hare,
The hare for its little life."
Kwesi Brew (Osborne Henry) from 1928 to 2007 is a Ghanaian poet placed under the guardianship of a British education officer, K. J. Dickens after the death of his parents.
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Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
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