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Life In Our Village

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Manal Mohammed

on 7 March 2018

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Transcript of Life In Our Village

Life In Our Village
Themes
Literary Devices
About the Poet - Matei Markwei
By: Avneet Bhandal & Manal Mohammed
Life In Our Village
Ghanian poet and writer
single author
seemed very family/community oriented
senior (approximately 60-65 years old)
disciplined
cultural values
Tradition
"When elders are around, Boys must not look at girls and girls must not look at boys."
In our village
When elders are around,
Boys must not look at girls
And Girls must not look at boys
Because the elder say
That is not good.

Even when night comes
Boys must play separately,
Girls must play separately.
But humanity is weak
So boys and girls meet.
Euphemism
"But humanity is weak"
Parallelism
"Boys must not look at girls
And Girls must not look at boys"
Understatement
"Because the elder say
That is not good."
Love
"Boys seek girls
Girls seek boys,
And each to each sing
Songs of love."
Gender Segregation
"Boys must play separately,
Girls must play separately."
Why We Chose This Poem
theme stood out
flow of poem
hits close to home

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!!!!!!!
Bibliography
Martie, A. (2018). Analysis Of Life In Our Village By Markwei Martie. [online].Naijapoets.com.ng. Available at: http://www.naijapoets.com.ng/2015/07/analysis-of-life-in-our-village-by.html [Accessed 6 Mar. 2018].
Snowflakes. (2018). Life in Our Village. [online] Available at: https:dsadersnowflakes.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/life-in-our-village/ [Accessed 6 Mar. 2018].
The boys play hide and seek
And the girls play hide and seek.
The boys know where the girls hide
And the girls know where the boys hide –
So in their hide and seek,
Boys seek girls
Girls seek boys,
And each to each sing
Songs of love.
In Our Village By Matei Markwei
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