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This question is based on selected poems from Johnson, R. et ai (eds): New Poetry African: Soyinka W. (ed): Poems of Black Africa; Senanu, K.E. and Vincent. T. (eds): A Selection of African Poetry, U. Maduka, C. T et al: Exam Focus: Literature in English: Eruvbetine, A. E. et al (eds): Longman Examination Guides: Nwoga D. I. (ed): West African verse and Adeoti G: Naked Soles.

The excerpt below from Marvell's To His Coy Mistress is an example of'As if men hung here unbloom,

Their mildewed buds of love like pollen

Late caught, damp in a swollen...'

The sound devise in the stanza above from Kalu Uka's 'Earth to Earth is

Options

A) Onomatopoeia

B) repetition

C) rhythm

D) rhyme

The correct answer is D.

Explanation:

Rhyme is the similar sound at the end of each line of a poem. The rhyme of the poem above is indicated as /abb/.

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