Checking out me history

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  • Checking out me history
    • John Agard
      • Caribbean heritage
        • explored by figures mentioned in the poem
          • Mary Seacole
          • Toussaint l'Ouveture
          • Nanny the Maron
    • Themes
      • British Curriculm
        • advocates for the inclusion of black figures in history teacher
      • rebellion
        • challenging societal norms
        • "Carving out me identity"
      • defining history
        • humans have power to shape history
          • those with power shape the way history is presented
      • Heritage and Identity
        • Identity is the last word of the poem highlighting its significance
    • Structure
      • simple Rhyme
        • conveys the idea that British history is simple
        • contrasts with the free verse
        • gives the idea that British figures lack importance and are less worthy of study
        • Checking out me history
          • John Agard
            • Caribbean heritage
              • explored by figures mentioned in the poem
                • Mary Seacole
                • Toussaint l'Ouveture
                • Nanny the Maron
          • Themes
            • British Curriculm
              • advocates for the inclusion of black figures in history teacher
            • rebellion
              • challenging societal norms
              • "Carving out me identity"
            • defining history
              • humans have power to shape history
                • those with power shape the way history is presented
            • Heritage and Identity
              • Identity is the last word of the poem highlighting its significance
          • Structure
            • simple Rhyme
              • conveys the idea that British history is simple
              • contrasts with the free verse
              • gives the idea that British figures lack importance and are less worthy of study
            • an alternating structure is used
              • Caribbean figures are described in more detail, using richer imagery
                • Respect is shown to these figures
                  • Italics are used to mark his respect
                  • Light and Hope imagery
                    • "A healing star/ among the wounded/ a yellow sunrise"
                      • Describes Mary Seacole
                    • "A beacon"
                      • Describes Toussaint l'Ouverture
                  • Natural Imagery
                    • "of mountain dream/ fire woman struggle/ hopeful stream/ to freedom river"
                      • Describes Nanny the Maroon
              • British figures lack detail and importance as people already know who they are
          • Techniques
            • Repetition
              • "dem"
                • shows the poets anger building u through the poem
            • Metaphor
              • "Bandage up me own eye with me own history/ Blind me to me own identity"
                • Bandage and blind have negative connotations
                • metaphor for him not being able to learn or celebrate his own history
                • Alliteration of the B creating a harsh sound
            • Loaded phrases
              • there are underling messages and meaning in the loaded phrases
                • The use of 'dem' has undertones of disrespect, creating a distance between the speaker and the writers of white history
                  • this is reinforced by the use of 'and all dat'
          • Comparative poems
            • power of identity
              • the emigree
              • Kamikaze
            • Negative feelings
              • War Photographer
              • My Last Duchess
              • London
              • Exposure
            • Misuse of power/ anger at those in power
              • Untitled
      • an alternating structure is used
        • Caribbean figures are described in more detail, using richer imagery
          • Respect is shown to these figures
            • Italics are used to mark his respect
            • Light and Hope imagery
              • "A healing star/ among the wounded/ a yellow sunrise"
                • Describes Mary Seacole
              • "A beacon"
                • Describes Toussaint l'Ouverture
            • Natural Imagery
              • "of mountain dream/ fire woman struggle/ hopeful stream/ to freedom river"
                • Describes Nanny the Maroon
        • British figures lack detail and importance as people already know who they are
    • Techniques
      • Repetition
        • "dem"
          • shows the poets anger building u through the poem
      • Metaphor
        • "Bandage up me own eye with me own history/ Blind me to me own identity"
          • Bandage and blind have negative connotations
          • metaphor for him not being able to learn or celebrate his own history
          • Alliteration of the B creating a harsh sound
      • Loaded phrases
        • there are underling messages and meaning in the loaded phrases
          • The use of 'dem' has undertones of disrespect, creating a distance between the speaker and the writers of white history
            • this is reinforced by the use of 'and all dat'
    • Comparative poems
      • power of identity
        • the emigree
        • Kamikaze
      • Negative feelings
        • War Photographer
        • My Last Duchess
        • London
        • Exposure
      • Misuse of power/ anger at those in power
        • Untitled

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