Today we consider these three easily confused literary terms – euphemism, understatement and litotes. If you consider the fact that the translation for the English word “understatement” is “litote” in French, you can guess – and rightly so, that I’ve had to struggle to find my way through that maze… Maybe you too? Well, let’s … More EUPHEMISM, UNDERSTATEMENT, LITOTES: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?
Before words become raining bullets Showering on the leaky roofs of the Delta And preaching become blood Coursing through the veins of the Rivers Before the Bible and the Quran Become Trump’s wall That divides the south from the North Let us take a minute to inhale The healing fumes of tolerance Before we give … More Departure- Adeoye Adeojo Hannibal
She is great in red With a ball of ring To grace her ear Shapely like a gazelle She takes her stride Tipping on her toes Like a lonely doe Her gaze is fixed My heart skips its beat Our voices stutters For our hearts Are at war Seeking ways to freely love Seeking means … More Boundaries Undefined- Itunu Akande
Many of us have been writing poems without actually knowing the names of particular forms and styles of poetry. Some have also found certain kinds of poems appealing but do not know what it is called. If you are in any of the above categories, or you want to try your hands on different forms … More 50 Types Of Poems Explained
I heard the footsteps footsteps like echoes echoes of drums drums that gave fine tunes. I recognize your footsteps and with this gin welcome. Yesternight in my sleep you came with the familiar leap. Your words “I am on a visit” I recollect clearly now and really you are a known stranger for from your … More Welcome- Anthony Chukwuma
Welcome to us You new born child Welcome to us You infant Everything that surrounds You are inevitable Good and bad things alike They work together The good will not manifest Without the bad The bad drags the Good along They are inseperable Be careful my child That life is not A bed of roses … More New Child- Jennifer Benson
The darkest hour when the sun withdrew its brightness a thick layer of darkness may envelope the sky but is that the darkest hour? when the moon forbear to release its illumination the night may become shady but is that the darkest hour? the twinkle little stars may decide to keep their beams of light … More The Darkest Hour- Fatah Ademola