The Mystic Drum Gabriel Okara Essays and Term Papers

  • "Piano and Drums" by Gabriel Okara.

    Among many contemporary poets, Gabriel Okara makes his stand as one of the most influential Nigerian lyricists. Okara speaks of the same impressions of the controversial novelist Chinua Achebe. In the poem "Piano and Drums," Gabriel Okara shows the contrasts between the past life and the modern world...

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  • Discuss the theme and tone of Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara

    Piano and Drums is a poem which basically themed and created by two different and opposing culture in the poem, the piano culture and drums culture which suggested by the poet whenThe culture of drums is straight forward, and direct, and this just like the world and culture in the ancient years which...

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  • "Piano and Drums" by Gabriel Okara and "Rising five" by Norman Nicholson.

    The two poems, "Rising five" by Norman Nicholson and "Piano and Drums" by Gabriel Okara share many of the same base themes through the use of language techniques. Both these poems are to do with life and yet both looked at different parts of it. They each used similar language techniques but for different...

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  • Gabriel Okara

    Gabriel Okara General Comments - Once Upon a Time - Gabriel Okara This poem is appealing to young people because it condemns the hypocrisy of adults - hemmed in and constrained by rules and conventions - adopting masks for different occasions: for lying, cheating and betraying - whereas childhood...

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  • the mystic drum

    Massachusetts Boston ScholarWorks at UMass Boston Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series Africana Studies 1-1-2011 ‘The Mystic Drum’: Critical Commentary on Gabriel Okara’s Love Lyrics Chukwuma Azuonye University of Massachusetts Boston, chukwuma.azuonye@umb.edu Follow this and additional...

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  • Describe the poetic concerns and how the poetic devices convey the idea in the poem 'Piano and Drums' by Gabriel Okara.

    Among many contemporary poets, Gabriel Okara makes his stand as one of the most influential Nigerian lyricists. Okara speaks of the same impressions of the controversial novelist Chinua Achebe. In the poem "Piano and Drums" by Gabriel Okara, Okara shows the contrasts between the past life and the modern...

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  • "Piano and Drums" DRUMS by Gabriel Okara: Discuss the following poem, commenting in particular on the ways in which the narrator responds to the two kinds of music.

    "Piano and Drums" is a poem that accurately explores the trying conflict of merging a traditional culture with a new, modern civilisation. The author Gabriel Okara, who also doubles as the narrator in the poem, responds to the drums as his tribal heritage and the simplicity of youth, while he sees the...

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  • once upon a time by Gabriel okara

     The Blind Boy O SAY what is that thing call’d Light, Which I must ne’er enjoy; What are the blessings of the sight, O tell your poor blind boy! You talk of wondrous things you see, You say the sun shines bright; I feel him warm, but how can he Or make it day or night? My day...

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  • Gabriel Okara: Analysing "Once upon a time".

    THE speaker in this poem reminisces about a time when people were sincere and caring in their dealings with one another; he speaks regretfully about the present time, when people are not like before. He seems to feel that people have lost the innocence and openness which he now sees in his young son;...

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  • How does Okara in "Piano and Drums" respond to the two types of different music and instruments?

    In the poem "Piano and Drums" the narrator: Gabriel Okara, responds to the two types of music and instrument; Piano and drums differently. His response to the drums is that of excitement and youthfulness, however, his response to the piano is of unfamiliarity. Okara shows his two different attitudes...

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  • Comparative Essay (A contemplation Upon flowers by Henry King and Once Upon A Time by Gabriel Okara)

     In the poems “Once upon a Time” by Gabriel Okara and “A Contemplation Upon Flowers” by Henry King, both speakers yearn for transformation and spiritual renewal of their minds. In the poem “A Contemplation Upon Flowers” by Henry King the speaker...

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  • Drums

    Alex Rodriguez, Roger Taylor, and John Bonham have something in common: They all are or have been master drummers. To them, playing the drums was a passion. Playing drums is also a passion of mine, and in order to be good at this, you have to follow certain steps. First, you have to know this instrument...

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  • Gabriel

    Gabriel!”, God said. “ I'd like to commend you on that deed a few years back, thanks for making that woman,Mary, aware that she was carrying my son, the son of God.” “Of course, Father! Anything for you.” Gabriel was extremely pleased with himself. God had warned all the angels against pride. He said...

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  • drums

    A drum kit, drum set[1] or trap set is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played by a single player.[2] The traditional drum kit consists of a mix of drums (classified as membranophones, Hornbostel-Sachs high-level classification 2) and idiophones (Hornbostel-Sachs high-level...

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  • drums

    musician, in particular a percussionist, the sound of a drum would be their favorite sound in the world. Today I am going to briefly talk about the origin of the drum, the components of the modern drum set, and the benefits of drumming. Now, a drum is a musical instrument which produces sound by the vibration...

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  • Drums

    Drums The history of the musical drum dates back to 6000 BC. It belongs to the membranophones: a stretched membrane over a hollowed-out body which produces sound when it is struck with a hand or a round-ended stick. Drums contribute greatly to musical traditions around the world and are not...

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  • Gabriel

    Macaisa or “Gab” as fondly called by his friends and relatives is one of the most unique persons in the world. His name which came from the angel “Gabriel” suits his angelic face and personality. He was born on January 23, 1996 at Quezon City General Hospital. Born and raised by his parents, Antonio and...

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  • Drums

    create it. Musicians such as people who play the Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Piano have to put in a lot of time love and dedication into their work. One thing that I do love about music is the sound of the beat, and that is why I like the drums. To be a good drummer you need the skills and coronation, you...

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  • Drums

    I love mixing my own music. I can play a drum set into the machine, then guitar tracks. The whole composing of the sounds into a song is what I like. CC: I simply just love music. I got into bands like Nickelback and Dave Matthews Band. I got some MIDI drums and some guitars along with a bass. I just...

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  • drums

    Uses[edit] Drums are usually played by striking with the hand, or with one or two sticks. In many traditional cultures, drums have a symbolic function and are used in religious ceremonies. Drums are often used in music therapy, especially hand drums, because of their tactile nature and easy use by a...

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