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A poet’s soul

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Poetry is good for learning a language; not only does it familiarize you with novel ways meaningful sentences can be constructed, the verses are often small and concise. This can be a big relief to Tigrinya language newcomers as small verses are a lot less intimidating then tackling an entire newspaper article.

Also, remember that analyzing poetry is a standard in all higher level language classes; it adds a certain charm and interest in language learning, which might otherwise be very boring. For this, and many more other reasons, I will shine a small spotlight on the late and well-known Eritrean poet: Reesom Haile.

There is a great wealth of his poetry floating around on the internet, one needs only to look.

I encourage anyone serious in learning Tigrinya to take a look at the various poetry that is out there, you will not be disappointed; you might even find yourself scribbling a few of your own words in a notebook or two.

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March 19, 2008  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: poetry, Tigrigna


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