International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Arts and Humanities | Nigeria | Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018


The Poetry of A.N Akwanya: A Formalist Evaluation of its Technique

Andrew Bula


Abstract: The Poetry of A. N Akwanya: A Formalist Evaluation of its Technique The readings in existence on the poetry of A. N Akwanya are very few among which there is no formalist approach to the investigation of the technique of his poetry. This essay occupies that critical space. In specific terms, the theory of formalism is deployed in evaluating the three volumes of poetry by Akwanya, namely: Pilgrim Foot: A Collection of Poems, Moments: A Collection of Poems, and Visitant on Tiptoe and Other Poems. It is demonstrated that in spite of shortcomings of a poetic technique in some of the poems, these corpuses of poetry of the poet are estimable works of literature.


Keywords: Poetry, Poetic Technique, Formalism, Close Reading, Objectivity, Sociological Criticism, Evaluation


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018,


Pages: 476 - 480


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