PRAISE (Poem) and Analysis by Edem Fodeka



The day of praise
Sees many dancers
In jumps and shakes
On beats and rhythm

Praise praises praise
Praisers pray praises
In hearts
With mouths
On lips
In silence and shouts

The judgment of truth
In the praise of worship
Rests not in the flesh of humans
But the highest in spirit

©️ Edem Fodeka

Analysis of Edem Fodeka’s PRAISE

Praise is a prayer mood activated poem which is set on a high spirit of dancing and speaking in different forms to a spirit higher than all the jubilants.

The persona acknowledges the fact that the genuineness of their praise cannot be said by other beings but rather, a higher authority.
The one word title (PRAISE) suggests that the poem is set on a straight forward theme, to worship.

In the first line, the persona makes us aware that there is a day set for praise to be observed. And the second line continues to tell the kind of people seen on the day. This followed with the activities which go on and the stimulators of such activities were also mentioned in lines 3 and 4.
In stanza two, the persona continues to give details of the many things people do in the name of praise. This shows that, to praise, people do not have to do the same thing. Mood of praise differs from one individual to the other. And that different parts of the body are involved in giving praise.
The third and last stanza begins with the line which suggests that there is judgement for those who give praise in worship. But, this judgement, does not come from human beings. To tell if the praise they offer is in its truest state, a spirit of high authority must have the final say. This brings the poem to its conclusion.
The poem is an awakening call on all those who pray in praise to give worship. It discusses how religion has taken central part of humanity so much that they have a day set for its activities. The persona used familiar words to express his thought. This makes it possible for every reader to read and understand.

The poem is put into three stanzas of unequal lines. This shows the different ways different people set their mood in praise.

>the day of praise
sees many dancers
>praise praises praise

*praise praises praise
*praisers pray praises



8 thoughts on “PRAISE (Poem) and Analysis by Edem Fodeka

  1. Good analysis of the poem praise, rest not in the flesh of humans , which literary device is that?.

    Keep it up

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