- The poem is about protesting against historical references. Its about the anger the peot feels that history is very one-sided. E.g. 'Dem tell me about 1066 and all dat, dem tell me bout Dick Whittington and he cat, But toussaint L'Oviture, no dem never tell me bout dat.
- It goes through black historical figures stating how they aren't taught about these people. Gives lead to the theme of racism.
- Spoken in Carribean creole giving it a rhythm.
- Use of language gives a powerful voice.
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- Writes about truth and fiction. Includes the use of Nursery ryhmes and fairtale references (supported by strong rhythm and rhyme scheme) callenges the truth.
- It compares historical references to fairytales.
- Italics are used to indicate a change in voice - more serious one.
- Use of 'me' in title instead of my makes it seem as if its saying that its about all of us. (focuses reader) - linked to identity.
- Its written in a way that makes it seem as if it is getting louder as you read it.
- It uses 'Dem' alot which creates a key way of exploration about alienation.
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