Demystification of Poetic Language as a Style in Niyi Osundare’s Poetry

Tambari Ogbonanwii Dick


The language of poetry remains one of mystic which requires deep imaginative ability for its analysis. This is basedon the poet’s medium of interaction with the audience in terms of diction. Environment, culture and tradition,sometimes, if not most of the times, play dominant role in accessing a literary discourse. Osundare uses the oralsources to lay bare his message thus exploiting the traditional mode to define nature, by so doing reducing the stresson the mental intuition in accessing the meaning of a poem. His literary artistic innovation appears to be the mostdistinctive among the new generation of poets because of his peculiar choice of diction.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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