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Cultural Clash In Piano And Drums By Gabriel Okara

What is culture? Culture in its
simplest form is the way of life.
Judging by the definition, the way of life of the poet in piano and
drum can be directed toward the themes of poem.

The poem is about the poets past life (a rurally African background)
which was full of nature and the
poet's present way of living (a mixture of Africanism and
modernization) which held an indiscernible future.

The poet (Gabriel Okara) created a
deliberate clash by comparing both,
only to end up with a dilemma-like
conclusion in the last stanza of the
poem:

"And I lost in the morning mist
Of an age at a riverside keep
wandering in the mystic rhythm
of jungle drums and the concerto."

The detailed analysis at http://naijapoets.com

{(c) #millorifa}

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