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Unformatted text preview: masks for help, but inadvertently ask the people of Africa to “draw new strength” and help as well. He also uses rhetorical questions to remind his people what they bring to the world, such as “who would teach rhythm?” and “who would give the cry of joy to wake the dead?” His love of Africa shines through the personification “pitiful princess.” This shows how he views Africa and its people as royal and sacred beings that need to be placed on a pedestal. Senghor also brings to the audience’s attention that there is a conflict between Africa and Europe. Even though they are “joined by the navel,” Europe treats Africa like inferior while they “give away their lives like the poor their last clothes.” With this metaphor, Senghor criticizes Europe for allowing Africa to give up all they had for the sake of a war they did not start and Europe did not show appreciation....
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This document was uploaded on 10/29/2011 for the course ENG 205 at Jackson State.
- Fall '10
- World Literature