A Critical Study of Yoruba Written Poetry
This work is an analytical exposition of Yoruba poetry written in the period 1848 - 1948. The thesis is in three parts. The first part is made up of Chapter one, two and three, deals with preliminaries. In the first Chapter, there is a discussion of those factors, outside Yoruba culture, which were contributory to the emergence and growth of Yoruba written poetry. The second Chapter gives an overview of the poetry under study, showing that it falls within three distinct periods and four main types with regard to aims and objectives. Chapter Three gives a biography of each of the poet concerned.