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Half caste. Half-Caste This fantastic poem is mainly about how John Agard feels about people using the phrase half caste.

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Heiman A. 09.10.2008 Half-Caste This fantastic poem is mainly about how John Agard feels about people using the phrase "half caste". The poet uses several clever examples to show the way he feels, like "yu mean when Picasso mix red and green" and "well in dat case England weather nearly always half caste" John Agard obviously feels strongly about this because he is sick and tired of people using that word to de grade people and also of the way he questions about the phrase "half caste" . ...read more.

Middle

Most obviously he uses the term half caste to make the poem appear to be like a speck, saying to everyone that the term half caste can be insulting. John Agard uses some very cleaver images to make his point about the use of the word half caste. There are several in the poem, but I will concentrate on the images of the weather "yu mean when light and shadow mix in the sky is a half caste weather" I ...read more.

Conclusion

This helps to strengthen the poem , and puts in another comparison. In conclusion, this is a very powerful poem that really talks about colour prejudice. I think without the coulours in it, John Agard would struggled to use the comparisons relating to half caste. The poet obviously thinks that the people uses the term half caste without realizing it causes offence, and that is who the poem is aimed at. The end ...read more.

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