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First four poems in Cluster One:

o Limbo

o Nothings changed

o Island man

o Blessing


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Brief description of poem: Limbo is a poem with deep roots in African culture. It is
composed of two narratives, one describing the journey from Africa to sugar plantations in
the Caribbean the other describing the African limbo dance.

Language: The poem uses repetition effectively. Repetition of the word "me"…

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Language: The onomatopoeias "click" and "crunch" in the first stanza help to bring
the poem alive and make it more vivid for the reader.

The oxymoron "amiable weeds" could be interpreted with deeper meaning, it could
be said that white people were trying to "deweed" the country, yet weeds are…

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very different. There is perhaps an underlying message that our memory glorifies the past,
and the grass isn't always greener one the other side.

The poet uses colourful language to craft powerful imagery for the reader "sound of
the blue surf" creates a picture of waves crashing on a…

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The simile "the skin cracks like a pod" portrays the huge discomfort felt when there
is not enough water. This simile is enhanced by the onomatopoeia "cracks" which
helps to make the image more vivid in the reader's mind.

The poet user an imperative "Imagine the drip of it"…

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