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Show how the pots create a strong sense of place in Island man and another poem form the culture section from you anthology.

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Robert Scott English Anthology Course Work Show how the pots create a strong sense of place in Island man and another poem form the culture section from you anthology. In my opinion Grace Nichols creates a particularly strong sense of place in island man using a wide range of techniques, which span from imagery to alliteration. Above the first stanza theirs a short caption that I think sets the mood for the poem beneath, I believe it to be a successful attempt to geode the reader into Grace Nichole's desired direction it says "For a Caribbean island man in London who still wakes up to the sound of the sea" the reason for inserting this caption I think is to set a vivid comparison between the two stated locations "Caribbean Island and London" therefore what's interpreted to be a tropical paradise is being compared with the commonly accepted bland grey London city which in turn creates an extremely strong sense of place and surroundings before the poem even starts. ...read more.

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so I think she deliberately sets the poem out to dash our hopes in again being on what we thought was a Caribbean island, the poem reads: Morning and the island man wakes up to the sound of blue surf "The reader thinks they are going back to the island" in his head in doing this we are 100% certain of our where about's we are in a place where any thing can happen, this adds to the excitement factor of the poem dramatically because we no longer know what to expect. "where in a place where we and the "man" would rather not be dreaming/fantasising about an idealistic paradise island" Like in the beginning of the poem Grace Nichole's uses simple decryption to add to the overall atmosphere of the island in doing so intensifying the readers perception of the Caribbean island, simple decryption like "Morning" and "Wild Sea Birds" are inference tactics, they make the reader think of other words/phrases which would directly be associated with a Caribbean island an example of some of these words would be a tropical horizon or free roaming exotic animals. ...read more.

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varying opinion on some of his key statements " there is never enough water" can only be viewed in one way not like "Another London day" which we assume is a bad day but some people may prefer days in London to a Caribbean island. The bold statement "there is never enough water" would I think make the reader think of a barren environment in which nothing grows and people are living in extreme depravity and hardship due to the lack of water the sense of place therefore is a desert like setting which is indicated with one sweeping statement. The poet Imtiaz Dharker's I think has far more discrete deposition and language technique in comparison to Grace Nichols who lets the reader decided a lot of what's in the poem and where and how much to read in to it Dharker uses youthasisims extensively which shows me that his poem has a set purpose and a end goal which corresponds with his chosen traditional story format lay out. ...read more.

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