the dining table

The Dining Table Analyzed: Subject Matter, Themes and Poetic Devices

Reading Time: 6 minutes   Let’s begin with a summary of the subject matter of the poem, The Dining Table, by the Sierra Leonean poet, Gbanabom Hallowell. We shall thereafter consider the themes and poetic devices in The Dining Table. Gbanabom Hallowell: The Dining Table Subject Matter The Dining Table is a short narrative poem that recollects the turbulent …

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The Dining Table: A Poem by Gbanabom Hallowell

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gbanabom Hallowell: The Dining Table Dinner tonight comes with gun wounds. Our desert tongues lick the vegetable blood – the pepper strong enough to push scorpions up our heads. Guests look into the oceans of bowls as vegetables die on their tongues. The table that gathers us is an island where guerrillas walk the land …

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