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Unformatted text preview: Danielle Zubek May 5, 2006 Dr. Rieger World Classics Kaya – Magan Anaylsis Léopold Sédar Senghor is seen as a very primary person in the eyes of his people and country. He was a very strong leader that led the way through many ups and downs. From all of his experiences he has maintained being able to compose his work in writing. In Senghor’s poems he uses many symbols and reoccurring words to make points and hidden relations to things in the world, for example, his feelings toward negritude. His expression through his poems were of African historical expression and rebellion to give displays of sensuality, love, and, eventually death. The poem assigned to us, “ Kaya – Magan ” , there is much importance in how he portrays the King and compares it to himself with rule, reign and Negritude. There are three main parts in the poem that describe this to the reader In the opening lines, lines 1 – 3, this ruler, Kaya – Magan, is seen as a person that takes rule and precedence over his subjects. He is the King of Gold, the legendary founder of the ancient empire of Ghana. Kaya – Magan also represents Senghor himself. Kaya – Magan also represents Senghor himself....
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- Spring '08
- Classics, African People, Senghor, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Sédar Senghor