A Song Yet Unsung is an award winning book by Boakye D. Alpha.
The title is a captivating one and it makes the readers want to know more about the writer's feelings.
The style chosen by the writer is a modern and common one. The poems are written in a free verse. Since there are no much rules in a free verse the writer did not break any rules with his style of writing.
It is a book of poems that awakens a kind of consciousness in us. The readers are made to be conscious about their importance and also be aware of things in their environment.
The writer's choice of words were simple and appropriate for the themes of the poems.
How well was the use of imagery?
The poems were not redundant in the images it created in the minds of the readers. The poems worked well with the use of imagery.
Was it cliche?
No. The themes are relatable but does not have this cliche feeling.
Yes the fact that some of the poems theme were common themes, we still find the writer expressing it in his own way. The book has original poems which takes us through the path of the writer's emotions.
For the poems that were relatable to me, the writer was able to get a little show of emotion from me. Though it was not a strong one. Some did not really leave me thinking deep while some pulled some heart strings like Christmas on the streets
The writer used his figures of speech and other literary devices well in the poem.
We can say the poet is not a poetaster and has given us a beautiful piece of art.
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Reviewed by Romaine Marian (sapient) poetry ambassador of the FWC community