THE SYNECDOCHE OF DEATH IN ANTHONY NJOKU’S AFRICA AND OTHER POEMS

AUTHOR: NCHEDO A. UKWUEZE

PUBLISHED: MARCH 2018

Abstract

The present work analyses the synecdoche of death in Njoku’s collection of poems: Africa and other Poems. What constitutes our motivation in this research is the fact that poets, Njoku inclusive, often deviate from the normal norms of language use and therefore learners of English as second language (ESL), for instance, find it difficult to understand the intended meanings of poetic utterances and writings.   Foregrounding approach in stylistics is used in our analyses. In the course of our study, we discovered other stylistic techniques used by the poet in order to convey his message, these are: oxymoron, anaphor, chiming, personification, repetition and metaphor. The importance of this work lies in its ability to explain these poetic expressions in simple language, and make them more accessible and understandable to readers or audience of the poet.

Key-words : poems, synecdoche and stylistics.

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