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Discursive Written Analysis of Wherever I Hang by Grace Nichols and Reflections by Mario Petrucci.

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Suzanne Parry

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Discursive Written Analysis.

Wherever I Hang. Grace Nichols

Reflections. Mario Petrucci.

On first looking at the two pieces I have chosen, the preference of dialect fluctuate to a great extent, giving each poem a dissimilar insight to the dialect to each author. In Wherever I Hang, the idiom is of a native tongue to the Caribbean, with its seemingly imperfect sentences.

'Had big rats in de floorboards'

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Where as Mario Petrucci has used Received Pronunciation, giving the reader more complete sentences.

'Bees will sting like a razor'

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The vocabulary in Petrucci's Reflection is uncomplicated to read although every line is a metaphor, proficiently put together to make the reader observe each line in detail. While also generating a number of connotations in each line, giving the reader room for thought. A good paradigm could be gained from almost every line, but the fourth line is most apt.

'Hills as old as hats'

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It isn't until one hears this that the thought of hats sat on top of a wardrobe or on

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