Conduct an intrinsic analysis of The Weaver Bird by Kofi Awoonor and write a persuasive essaydetailing your interpretation of the selected poem. In your essay, provide a clear thesis statement that captures the themes of the poem and the dominant stylistic devices (especially figures of speech) that have been employed to foreground these themes.

Conduct an intrinsic analysis of The Weaver Bird by Kofi Awoonor and write a persuasive essaydetailing your interpretation of the selected poem. In your essay, provide a clear thesis statement that captures the themes of the poem and the dominant stylistic devices (especially figures of speech) that have been employed to foreground these themes.
Use language and poetic (rhetorical) structure as analytical frameworks. Do both semantic and structural analysis. In the semantic analysis, focus on both denotation (explicit meaning) and connotation (implicit meaning). As part of this process, identifythe figures of speech and figures of thought –sound devices (onomatopoeia, assonance, alliteration, consonance), metaphor, simile, synecdoche, metonymy, hyperbole, euphemism, paradox, contrastive devices (oxymoron, antithesis, irony (verbal & situational)), pathetic fallacy, misplaced epithet, etc. –and for the structural analysis, concentrate on the form/scheme of the poem; that is, the verse form, meter/rhythmic pattern, rhyme (internal and end rhymes), enjambment/run-on), etc. Examine how each contentand structural device rhetorically decorates and contributes to the overall meaning of the poem.