The Coming of Yams and Mangoes and Mountain Honey

Mind map for analysing "The Coming of Yams and Mangoes and Mountain Honey" by James Berry.

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  • The Coming of Yams and Mangoes and Mountain Honey
    • Grammar
      • "childrens"
        • Untitled
    • Structure, layout and presentation
    • Sound patterning
      • "Handfuls hold hidden"
        • Alliteration to emphasis effort and exertion of work
      • "sweetnesses of summer settle smells"
        • sibilance to match pleasant imagery
    • Figurative language
      • "soaked in sunrise"
        • excess of sun, luxurious, contrast with UK
      • "hang by"
        • passivity--removed form British cultrue, or sees it as bland/shallow
    • Word Choice
      • "hidden sunset"
        • ignorance of Britons to Carribean culture and where their food comes from
      • "stuffing up bags"
        • careless and rushed. London life--greed, lack of care
      • "pimentoberries"
        • Deliberately using fruits Brits won't know about
      • "stalled in groups"
        • restrictions, ordered, contrast with liveliness of Carribean
    • CoR/CoP
      • "breadfruit a green football"
        • Football is a part of British culture--comparison
      • "won't hear the nightingale"
        • absence of nature in London compared to poet's home in rural Carribean
      • "red buses pass for donkeys now"
        • novelty of England wearing off as he gets used to London, Jamaicans leaving impression on London


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