• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Compare the ways the poet reveals feelings about a place in Nothing's Changed with the ways another poet reveals feelings about a place or places in one other poem. (Night of the Scorpion)

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Compare the ways the poet reveals feelings about a place in Nothing's Changed with the ways another poet reveals feelings about a place or places in one other poem. (Night of the Scorpion) In Nothing's Changed, Afrika reveals the Inequalities of Black and White people after the abolishing of the Apartheid. It is set in District Six in South Africa, during Nelson Mandela's Democracy. In Night of the Scorpion, Ezekiel portrays cultural behaviour of religion in a Hindu community in India. The Structure of Nothing's Changed is based upon the return of the poet to 'District Six'. The place is vital due there being cultural inequalities. An example of this would be the 'White's only Inn'. ...read more.

Middle

They share strong similarity of which they both have a short stanza, Afrika uses this in the middle to represent an important quote "We know where we belong", singling this out puts more effect on the reader. Ezekiel uses a short stanza at the end also to single out an important quote, "Thank God the scorpion picked on me and spared my children", which is also used to have an increased effect on the reader, relieving the tension that was built up. The Language used by Afrika in 'Nothing's Changed' is Harsh and Bitter, this is done in order to represent the culture of District Six. Onomatopoeia is used representing the Harsh and Bitter Language. ...read more.

Conclusion

Negative feelings are portrayed in 'Nothing's Changed' in the quote "inwards turning anger of my eyes". This expresses the pure hatred and cruel reality of District Six. In contrast, 'Night of the Scorpion' also expresses negative feelings such as when the boy experiences "giant scoprion shadows". This expresses the intensity the boy is feeling of the whole situation. In my opinion, i found that 'Nothing's Changed' reveals more feelings than 'Night of the Scorpion'. The quote "We know where belong" make me feels angry towards the fact that the Apartheid has been demolished, but such inequalities still remain, it's unfair. Therefore i feel more sorrow towards the culture in District six than the intensity of the reincarnation opposed in 'Night of the Scorpion'. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Comparing poems section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Comparing poems essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Compare how the past reveals feelings about a place in Nothings Changed with the ...

    5 star(s)

    The difference here is that these feelings are positive rather than negative. Nichols feels pleasure imagining that he is still in his childhood home in Jamaica. "Morning and the Island Man wakes up to the sound of the blue surf......the steady breaking and wombing."

  2. In my essay I will be comparing the two poems nothings changed by Tatamkhulu ...

    what she means by awful hard is that if a white person was proud of his or her self and was proud to be white would we hate it? No so why can't she be herself? Stanza 5 "You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with

  1. Balance sheet by John Montague - In Romney Marsh by John Davidson - ...

    loss of the local culture was more beautiful and in a way more scared then the social changes that have been gained. Like a balance sheet, Montague has balanced everything out by describing each loss and gain with an item and has given a very powerful impression that modern advantages

  2. Comparing Poems From Other Cultures; Night of the Scorpion and Nothing's Changed

    For example he says "the new up-market, haute causine" when describing the restaurant this conjures the impression of an expensive restaurant it also says they have "port Jackson trees" these are trees which are imported from Australia, this further emphasises that this restaurant is an expensive high-end restaurant.

  1. compare the ways people are presented in the 'Night of the scorpion' (page 9) ...

    The word 'wombing' suggests the sense the dream has on his 'emerald island'. Both poets show how the people feel in their different situations and give us their own view. The poet in 'Night of the scorpion' is frightened by what is happening but admits his mums courage.

  2. Comparing Not My Business with Nothings Changed and how they demonstrate strong attitudes and ...

    This adds rhythm to the poem which gives it more structure and makes the poem more readable as a poem through this. Tatamkhulu Afrika uses a lot of descriptive vocabulary to shot just how well catered for the whites are; "crushed ice white glass".

  1. Vultures and Night of the Scorpion

    'May he sit still, they said...more candles, more lanterns, more neighbours, more insects, and the endless rain.' The structure of the poem is based on short lines and short clauses and this makes it flow rapidly, like a type of panic and increase in tension.

  2. Not My Business and 'District 6' compared.

    The narrator conveys a mocking tone which echoes the idea and base of the poem, coming from the title 'Nothing's Changed', that the situation of District 6 has been constant due to whites still occupying it since apartheid. The stanza is used to remind the reader of the cause of

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work