Checking Out Me History

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Mind Map on Checking Out Me History, created by maddielongshaw on 03/02/2015.

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Checking Out Me History
1 SUBJECT
1.1 Agard was born in a british- Carribean island in 1949
1.1.1 He learnt about british history rather than his own
1.1.1.1 Challenges this by highlighting key Black people in the past
2 STRUCTURE
2.1 Uses 2 structures identified by italics
2.1.1 'Dem tell me' repetition shows when he is referring to white history
2.1.1.1 written in rhyming couplets, triplets or quatrains
2.1.2 Black history is shown when using abbrievated syntax by missing out words
2.1.2.1 Uses irregualr rhyme scheme
3 LANGUAGE
3.1 SOUND
3.1.1 Variation in spelling
3.1.1.1 highlighting Carribean dialect and Agard 'carving out me identity'
3.1.2 Repition especially on 'Dem tell me' gibig a sense of rhythm
3.1.3 End Rhyme- Used to highlight adapted nursery rhymes
3.1.3.1 'Old King Cole'
3.2 IMAGERY
3.2.1 'Dem Tell me' sections make the reader image the historical events
3.2.2 Black-history sections use nature metaphors to powerful effect
3.2.2.1 'Thorn' & 'Beacon'
3.2.2.2 'Healing star' 'Yellow Sunrise'
3.2.2.3 All three are associated with light
3.2.2.3.1 'Beacon'
3.2.2.3.2 'Fire-woman'
3.2.2.3.3 'Star'
4 ATTITUDES, THEMES AND IDEAS
4.1 'Dem tell me' section has an accusatory and rebellious tone
4.1.1 created by repetition
4.2 Black history section has a celebratory tone
4.2.1 Created by 'epic' vocab and nature metaphors
4.2.1.1 'vision'
4.2.1.2 'see-far'
4.2.1.3 'Star'
4.3 Betrayal
5 COMPARISON POEMS
5.1 GIVE
5.1.1 Challenging status qou
5.1.2 Strong and direct to the reader
5.2 Les Grands Seigneurs
5.2.1 Historical imagery
5.2.2 Doesnt manage to 'carve' her own identity
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