Analysis Of I Think It Rains By Wole Soyinka

I Think It Rains by Wole Soyinka is a poem of difference; it differs in every form both structure, diction and message. The poem looks into the practice of smoking though one cannot predict the author’s stand (whether of likeness or dislike)

The poem is built on metaphor since the puffing smoking is liken to a rainfall and every other imageries are in support of the raining, the dryness before the rain, the descriptive picture of the smoke being a Rain-Reeds and circling spirit, etc.

Soyinka, in the last stanza of the poem claimed that the act of smoking had no reasonable effect but done for the fun of its routine outcome:
“Rain-reeds, practised in
The grace of yielding

Source: Analysis Of I Think It Rains By Wole Soyinka

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