Being a post-independent writer, Okigbo’s poetry is focused of on the occurrences in the Nigerian society after the attainment of the Independence. Using nature’s symbols and imageries, Okigbo was is able to present the effect of the Civil war on the Nigerian unity. The poem, is giving a picture of the situation in Nigeria during the civil war. explaining the disunity that has arisen as a result of the war. Continue reading “A brief analysis of Christopher Okigbo’s poems”
Ecology and Environmental Politics in Modern African Poetry
by David Olorunsogo, Oluwamayowa Omojowolo, Adeleye Omolola Helen, Akingbade Abiola Adenike and Aina Babatope Blessing
The beauty of literature is the process of this academic discipline. It gives room for sensible endless debate on issues with view to reconciling them and to bring out the best from the divided opinions. Eco-critics discovered that enough attention ha not been given to natural manifestations in the analysis of some literary works. This paper tries to show that literature projectsnot only the human society but also the entireecological entity, which is made up of man and his environment .The word eco-criticism is a blend of two words ‘’ecology and criticism’’. Ecology, a biological register, is defined according to Hornby(2000) in Ogundokun(2013) as the coexistence and interactions of all organisms (living and non-living) with one another and their environment. The same authority sees criticism as the work or activity of making fair and careful evaluation about the good and bad qualities of a text.
Theme is a clause-initial element; that always comes first in the clause. It provides the “local context” for the development of the clausal message. The theme is the point beyond which the message in the clause properly takes off. Continue reading “Theme and Rheme”
Extrametricality is a terms introduced by Liberman and Price in (1977) to refer to the principle of final stress avoidance as a means of handling the deviant stress patterns of words. Continue reading “Extrametricality”
Universal Grammar can be deﬁned as: The set of Principles that are common to all languages. The initial state of language knowledge for human beings Principles may include parameters, which represent settings that may vary from language to language. Bounding theory is one of the systems of UG. It is concerned with imposition of restriction on the illicit movement of constituents by the transformational rule schema Move-α. Continue reading “Principles and Parameters: Bounding Theory”
The shop of the graphic designer is filled with so much inspiration, but one thing that is unique is the art of representation or such to be called “re-presentation”. The designer creates a template, and produces other look alikes from the template. He re-presents the design on the template on other materials. The templates represents the designer’s intention as well as re-presents the intention on something else; which in turn can also become a template.
Chandler in his chapter on codes establishes that the meaning of a sign is contained within the code with which it is produced. “…the meaning of a sign depends on the code within which it is situated; codes provide a framework within which signs make sense. Indeed…”
According to Potts (2016) Grice’s ‘Logic and conversation’ published in 1975 is notable as it marks “defining moment in pragmatic theory…and it outlines a general theory of how to allow semantics and pragmatics to work together to produce linguistic meaning.” This significant contribution of H. P. Grice and the application of his theories in the field of pragmatics have led to the emergence the term Gricean Pragmatics. Continue reading “Gricean Pragmatics”
Would have forgotten kindergarten age,
But the mirrors forbade such memory loss.
The game of bullying and quest for dominance
Nothing comes so easy,
Life so stagnant yet moving
On choices, we thrive.