Francis carey slater was born near alice in 1876, the grandson of an 1820 settler he received some of his schooling at lovedale college, a seminary about 13 kilometres from alice that had been created as early as 1841 to educate black children but which did at times enrol the occasional white child. I need something to use for level 8 and living and teaching in a multi- cultural country i decided to use this poem which highlights the importance of lifestock to some of our cultures. Lamentfora’dead’cow’ questions’ gauteng department of education senior secondary intervention programme english first additional language grade 12 session 17 (learner notes.
Wetu the black cow is dead the people are saddened as they remember her and how she had enriched their lives we also learn of a possible reason for her death. Title –a lament is a sad song about the death of a loved one this poem is about the death of a cow this poem is about the death of a cow the fact that it is described as a lament, signifies the fact that the cow was very dear to the family.
Analysis of the poem title – lament – is a sad song at the death of a loved one why would the owners of the cow sing a song like this at the death of a cow in african culture wealth is often determined by the livestock one owns. Lament for a dead cow by francis carey slater the poem starts with a description of wetu the cow the poet compares the physical features of the cow with the features from her natural environment then the poet lists the things that wetu used to do, but will never do again finally, the cause of wetu’s death, the terrible drought, is given. Lament for a dead cow: francis carey slater (chant by xhosa family on the death of wetu, their only cow) siyalila, siyalila, inkomo yetu ifile.
Lament for a dead cow by francis carey slater (chant by xhosa family on the death of wetu, their only cow) 1 siyalila, siyalila, inkomo yetu ifile.
A lament is like a praise poem, where the speaker pays tribute to/honours the subject of the lament this portrait indicates the speaker’s great admiration/love/deep respect for the cow the tone also conveys a deep sense of regret and sadness/grief that the cow is dead.
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Lament for a dead cow molly clayton instructor: roselyn siphengphone college writing 24 february 2015 lament lament is an under appreciated concept and practice in the typical evangelical christian liturgy and imagination it may be under appreciated because it is understood as harsh or abrasive language towards god.
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