Edward Kofi Louis

Gold Star - 423,309 Points (13th October 1961 / Accra, GHANA)

Devourer - Poem by Edward Kofi Louis

Devourer,
Who destroy's the fruits of the land;
Odstinate!
To go against the works of the truth.

Topic(s) of this poem: despair


Comments about Devourer by Edward Kofi Louis

  • Daniel Brick (1/31/2016 10:19:00 AM)


    Your poem is cleanly divided into two halves. The first makes a statement of fact. Then the second half gives us a bold epithet and an emotional appeal. The epithets: The first one is neutral although the word choice edges toward commentary; To say someone is an eater is safe but Devourer suggests something beyond bad table manners, something atavistic. The epithet in the second half - Obstinate - is a moral criticism, and the statement amplifies it. The Devourer is potentially a destroyer - there may be spent earth, a Wasteland, left behind. (Report) Reply

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