Nikki Giovanni Essays
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Poetry has many legs that take readers places and forces them to see things in different perspectives. Nikki Giovanni’s poem “Allowables” articulates subliminal meanings that revolve around the death of a spider. This poem illustrates someone admitting to having killed a spider out of fear and then reflecting on their actions. Nikki Giovanni’s “Allowables” poetically develops the unequivocal theme that humans should be kind and not harm any living thing through the demonstration of various literary elements. The speaker/narrator of...
Would you ever want to be kidnapped by a poet? Nikki Giovanni addresses this question throughout her lyric and extended metaphor poem, which is called “Kidnap poem”. This poem’s message is to grasp love or to seduce an adored individual. Giovanni shares her personal passion, showing it through sound devices like alliteration and repetition to create a distinct rhythm. Also, she plays with punctuation and capitalization; she has lines of varying length with just one stanza of 19 lines to...
Poetry is a way of expressing many emotions in a short amount of words. The poems are mostly about strong emotions in society and everyone lives. Past generations have grown up with a cruel society. Events have occurred that too innocent of eyes have experienced. The lives of racism may not as often occurs, but it is in spirit. Racism lives on as elders tell their experiences through their culture and the equality they believe was absent. Nikki Giovanni's, poems...