Grapho-Lexical Features of Selected Poems in Niyi Osundare’s Village Voices

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Segun Aminu
Samson Oluwagbenga

Abstract

Language is a means of human communication. Indeed, the skillful use of language in poetry, one of the genres of literature, is significant for interpretation. Thus, language is regarded as an indispensable tool in the world of poetry. It is imperative to note that Niyi Osundare’s poems are unique and outstanding among his contemporaries because of his style. Therefore, this paper examines how Niyi Osundare creatively employs grapho-lexical features to convey his socio-political messages in his poems.

 

Keywords:
Stylistics, graphology, lexis, poetry

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Aminu, S., & Oluwagbenga, S. (2017). Grapho-Lexical Features of Selected Poems in Niyi Osundare’s Village Voices. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, 3(3), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.9734/ARJASS/2017/32977
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