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What To Look For in a Poem...
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Island Man
by Grace Nichols

Morning and island man wakes up to the sound of blue surf in his
head the steady breaking and wombing
wild…

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Comment: Concrete line ­ the reality of London ­ the sea has been left behind

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Not my Business
by Niyi Osundare

They picked Akanni up one morning Beat him soft like clay And
stuffed him down the belly Of a waiting jeep.
What business of mine is it So long they don't take the yam from my
savouring mouth?
They came one night Booted the…

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IMPORTANT - in the exam you will have to compare a specific poem from one
Cluster (named in the question) with a poem (or more than one poem) of your
choice from any other Cluster. Knowing the themes and concerns of each poem
is vital therefore if you are to…

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Sound is vital in the poem (it's a limbo dance!). Onomatopoeia is used in, `drum stick knock' for
example. The, `drummer' is frequently mentioned. The rhythm is very strong (look at lines 3-6).
The structure of the poem is in two parts and describes a journey. The slaves are on…

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What To Look For in a Poem...
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Island Man
by Grace Nichols

Morning and island man wakes up to the sound of blue surf in his
head the steady breaking and wombing
wild…

Page 3

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Comment: Concrete line ­ the reality of London ­ the sea has been left behind

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Not my Business
by Niyi Osundare

They picked Akanni up one morning Beat him soft like clay And
stuffed him down the belly Of a waiting jeep.
What business of mine is it So long they don't take the yam from my
savouring mouth?
They came one night Booted the…

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IMPORTANT - in the exam you will have to compare a specific poem from one
Cluster (named in the question) with a poem (or more than one poem) of your
choice from any other Cluster. Knowing the themes and concerns of each poem
is vital therefore if you are to…

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Sound is vital in the poem (it's a limbo dance!). Onomatopoeia is used in, `drum stick knock' for
example. The, `drummer' is frequently mentioned. The rhythm is very strong (look at lines 3-6).
The structure of the poem is in two parts and describes a journey. The slaves are on…

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