- The narrator is talking about his identity and how it links to his knowledge of history. He was taught about British history but doesn't know much about his black roots. He lists famous figures from history.
- Form - The narrator uses techniques from oral poetry that's written to be recited out loud, such as repetition, strong rhythms and chanting. This shows the importance of oral communication in creating a sense of culture. He uses a mixture of stanza forms.
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