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Comparing Three Poems 'Half-Caste' 'Search For My Tongue' & 'Unrelated Incidents'.

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GCSE John Agard: Half-Caste

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Comparing Three Poems

'Half-Caste' 'Search For My Tongue' & 'Unrelated Incidents'.

Each of these three poems talk about certain problems faced by specific groups of people in today's society. The poems have been written specifically to illustrate to people who have been brought up with derogative ideas about different types of people, that there are people who are different, but are neither superior nor inferior to themselves.

The main themes that run common in all 3 poems are the ideas of individualism, respect, culture and equality.

The poem 'Half-Caste' by John Agard talks about the stereo typed judgement about half-caste people in society today. John Agard's main argument in the poem is that being a half-caste person does not make you half a human being. He talks about how people make 'assumptions' about half-caste people.

"...and when I'm introduced to yu I'm sure you'll understand why I offer yu half-a-hand..." This quote suggests that non half-caste peoples attitudes towards half-caste people is that they are not human, and do not do everyday things the way they would do themselves.

Agard exaggerates his ideas in order to make his argument a

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