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Poem Analysis

Lament for the dead mother written


by
Ewe

Mother
dear,
Lament
for the
dead mother

Mother you freely give of


what you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you
answer,
mother, when I call?

Mother dear,
What
is
the
poem
talking
about?
Mother you freely give of what
you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you answer, mother,
when I call?
The poem is about a child who is lamenting about
Are
wedead
quarrelling?
his
or her
mother.

Mother dear,
What
is
the
type
of
poem?
Mother you freely give of what
you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you answer, mother,
The type of this poem is ballad, because it is a short narrative song,
when I call?
it has a dialogue between child and a dead mother
Are
we quarrelling?
it has (incremental and burden) refrain, it has direct and simple language

What is the central message of a poem?

or

Mother dear,
What
is the main
of a poem?
Mother
youtheme
freely
give of what
you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you answer, mother,
The central
message of this poem is death
when
I call?

Mother dear,
Who
is
speaking
in
a
poem?
Mother you freely give of what
you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you answer, mother,
when I call?
The
one
who
is
speaking
in
this
poem
is
a
crying
child
Are we quarrelling?

How
a poet feels
in this poem?
Mother
dear,

What
is the tone
of a poet?
Mother
you
freely

or

give of what

you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you answer, mother,
I sad
call?
Awhen
poet feels
towards his or her dead mother
Hence,
is sadness or sorrow
Are the
wetonequarrelling?

Mother
dear,
or
How
do you feel
about this poem?
Mother
you
give of
What
is the mood
of afreely
poem?

what

you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you answer, mother,
Iwhen
feel sadIorcall?
sorrow about this poem, especially for
the crying child
Are we quarrelling?

Mother dear,
Comment
on
the
use
language
of
a
poem
Mother you freely give of what
you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you answer, mother,
when
I
call?
A poet uses simple and direct language which has
Are we
quarrelling?
figures
of speech

no

Mother dear,
Comment
on
sound
devices
in
a
poem
Mother you freely give of what
you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you answer, mother,
Awhen
poet usesIsound
devices such as; alliteration (fresh and food),
call?
assonance (food and cooked), rhyme (alike and me) so as to make
Areeffect
weinquarrelling?
musical
a poem.

Mother dear,
Is the persona in a poem happy/unhappy? Why?
Mother you freely give of what
you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you answer, mother,
when
I
call?
A persona is unhappy, because her or his mother doesnt
Areor we
quarrelling?
reply
say, actually,
she is dead

Mother dear,
Comment
on
the
form
of
a
poem
Mother you freely give of what
you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you answer, mother,
when
The
form I
in call?
this poem is open form or free verse form
because
it doesnt
follow traditional specific pattern of
Are we
quarrelling?
meter and regular rhyme scheme

Mother dear,
How
many
characters
does
a
poem
have?
Mother you freely give of what
you have
fresh food and cooked meals
alike.
Mother, listen to me!
The crying child will call after
its mother.
Why dont you answer, mother,
when I call?
There two characters in a poem; the crying child and the dead
Are we quarrelling?
mother

The End
By Alex Wapalila