Analysis of AARU (FORBIDDEN)

Before my very presence

In the land of the rising sun

All hell was broke lose

For a matter quite trivial than insignificant

Rose the shrieking alarm of brutality cum desecration of an

Astute man so revered and honoured
over mere garment so adorned by he

Scheme X X X A X AX
Poetic Form
Metre 0111010 00110101 11111 1010110010100 101001101001001011 01110101 1011010111
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 247
Words 46
Sentences 1
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2
Lines Amount 7
Letters per line (avg) 30
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 35
Words per stanza (avg) 8

About this poem

A Nollywood personality was accosted by some men in green because of an attire he wore which was believed to be associated with a proscribed successionist group back home. This caused a great stir in the media and condemnation of the actions of the military. Thus, the reason for the title "AARU" meaning "Forbidden" in IBO.

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Written on October 11, 2021

Submitted by isidaniel on October 11, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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