Singh Song!

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Mind Map on Singh Song!, created by fitzpatrickpaige on 04/27/2015.

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Singh Song!
  1. language
    1. sound
      1. Nagra uses phonetic spellings in places to represent 'Punglish' - English spoken in a Punjabi accent. This increases the number of 'd' and 'v' sounds in the song, and creates an alliterative, rhythmic effect
        1. Lots of rhyme, expected in song form. It doesn’t follow a regular pattern, in the same way that the structure is irregular. It is usually end rhyme, and the 'ee' sound of "chapatti", "chutney" and "Punjabi" tends to dominate. gives swing to the poem and speeds up the metre. near the end, rhyme disappears, slowing down the metre appropriate to initimatefeeling of the most affectionate section of the poem.
        2. Imagery
          1. cat and mouse metaphor, wife is on possible dating site. The men she is catching are both mice, which she is playing with as a cat might.
            1. metaphors to describe bride are unexpected. Neither the "tiny eyes ov a gun" and the "tummy ov a teddy" sound particularly attractive, but it is clear that he loves her. They also tell us a lot about his wife: using the comparison of the gun tells us she's assertive, but "teddy" suggests affection and softness.
              1. "all di colours of Punjabi" draws on the idea of colourful language, but it also suggests the idea of variety, and that behind the stereotype of the Indian immigrant, there are many different individual lives.
            2. Attitudes and Ideas
              1. challenges stereotypes and expectations of certain races
                1. wife breaks expectations
                  1. wife's punk appearance, with a "red crew cut" and a "Tartan sari".
                    1. swears at his mother
                  2. do not prejudge people
                    1. love
                    2. Links
                      1. checking out me history
                        1. Both poems use non-standard spelling to suggest an accent for the voice of the narrator.
                          1. These narrators both bring the voices of others into their poetry - in Checking Out Me History it's the authority behind 'dem' and in this poem it's the voice of the complaining customers.
                            1. Although both these poems challenge assumptions, Singh Song! is not as obviously political as Checking Out Me History
                            2. Brendon Gallacher
                              1. There's repetition in both of these poems, which helps create rhythm and a distinctive voice.
                                1. Both are love poems to another 'half'.
                                  1. There's a lot of humour in both poems, but in the end Singh Song! is joyful, whereas the Brendon Gallagher has a sad ending.
                                2. Feelings
                                  1. love
                                    1. annoyance
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