What is 'Limbo' about?
Limbo - a west Indian dance
The poem chronicles the exportation of slaves from West Africa to the West Indies
Describes slaves being transported on a ship. Explores ideas of hope and despair
- Enjambment - lack of punctuation could reflect the never ending voyage or the tides of the sea, or the flowing rhythm of the dance
- Repetition - Could represent the repetitive nature of their journey, the chant and rhythm of the dance or to emphasise the slaves are in a state of Limbo.
- Monosyllabic Words - Provides rhythm, sounds harsh, reflects…