Poems from other cultures - Unrelated incidents - Tom Leonard

Notes from my GCSE class.

Content

  • Attitudes towards non-standard accents and dialects
  • Makes the point that just because he does not use Standard English does not mean that he is not trustworthy
  • Commenting on the snobbery associated with accents
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Setting

  • Glasgow
  • In a news room
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Themes

  • Standard English
  • Social identity
  • Injustice in society
  • The truth
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Style

  • Dialectal words and phrases
  • Standard English - dialectal
  • Aggressive phrases
  • Layout
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Quotes

  • Ls9-15 - 'widny wahnt mi ti talk aboot thi trooth wia voice lik wanna yoo scruff'
  • Ls30-36 - 'this is ma trooth yooz doant no thi trooth yirself cawz yi canni talk right'
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Links

  • Origins and cultural identities: Search for my tongue, This room, Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan, Hurricane hits England
  • Anger at discrimination and racial prejudice in society: Half-caste, Not my business
  • Respect for ancient traditions/culture/language: Search for my tongue, Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan, Hurricane hits England
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