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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A man from the Caribbean who now lives in
London. He dreams of homeland but wakes up to
the harsh reality of London life.…read more

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LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES USED
Metaphor "emrald"- shows beauty and preciousness of
island
Contrast "blue" and "grey" ­ show the contrast in his
attitudes to environments
Powerful verb s "heaves"- reflects his negative attitude to
London
Alliteration "sounds of the blue surf" creates relaxing
atmosphere
Repetition "groggily groggily" ­ stress his feelings of
disappointment
"wombing" reflects calming/ caring nature of caribbean
and how Island Man was born there…read more

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STRUCTURE OF POEM
Split in half like the man himself
Absence of punctuation makes it feel dream like
Layout reflects waves and London skyline to
show how both places are in his mind.
Final line on its own shows that he is unhappy :
"another London day"…read more

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FEELINGS/ATTITUDE PRESENT
How your homeland always stays with you, the
harshness of modern life in England,
homesickness, regret, nostalgia…read more

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MESSAGE THE POET IS GIVING?
That the sear for a better life is often not an
enjoyable one
That no matter where you move in the world you
will retain strong ties to your homeland.…read more

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