One of the ways in which the poets present people is by using language. How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? This is a technique used to present objects in life form. Black Americans want a bomb to destroy the White Society. Brash with glass, name flaring like a flag, it squats in the grass and weeds, incipient Port Jackson trees: new, up-market, haute cuisine, guard at the gatepost, whites only inn. It would seem that he is really struggling with the experience. Just like the roots of a tree have different channels and can be very long, however they all do the same job. The opening line is 5 separate monosyllables that we see ' small, round', touch ' hard', and hear ' click'.
He won numerous literary awards including the gold for lifetime services to South African literature, and in 1996 his works were translated into French. It seems that he has been dreaming of his island and for a few minutes on waking it is if he his back there. In 1964 Jouza Joubert embraced Islam and changed his name to Ismail Joubert before settling in District Six. Agard has obviously decided not to use Standard English in this poem, to how that he is standing for the way he speaks, so he writes the poem in that way. He was imprisoned for 11 years in the same prison as Nelson Mandela, and was released in 1992. Glass is expensive and transparent so that you can see through it. Angelou relates back to the history of slavery since the title influences the reader to think of 'imprisonment' and 'oppression'.
I thought that this made the stanza very emotional because this was something that Maya Angelou could not rise above. I think their writing represents their childhood and how they have been treated and the terrible times they have been through. Moreover when you look deeply into the poem you will notice that there is no form of punctuation. He begins his poem with short monosyllabic words, 'small round stones', which adds a feeling of sharpness to the tone which suggests his anger. Few human rights were upheld for the black population. The use of no punctuation, apart from capital letters, firstly suggests enjambment and could suggest that this is not a one off event.
The black café and its food is much more basic, ordinary, cheap Plastic table top. The last line of the poem is one of the most important, because he is trying to tells us the situation between black and white people, the racism and the discrimination, is still happening, nothings changed. Tatamkhulu and Maya both have a lot of similarities regarding their background and childhood. He was then banned for five years and forbidden to write. His parents relocated to South Africa in 1923 where they died from Asian flu leaving him orphaned at the age of two.
Down the road, working man's cafe sells bunny chows. Fourth stanza No sign says it is: but we know where we belong. I thought Maya Angelou structured her poem exceptionally well. In Nothing's Changed the language helps to show the man's anger and the annoyance that he feels with the people. There is an ample of irony in the title nothings changed. Because of this it make an enormous impact on the reader, now I will give an example. She was born in Georgetown in 1950 and grew up in a small village on the Guyanese coast.
Afrika was born in the year 1920 in Egypt. From the beginning the author's main purpose is apparent. He came to England from Guyana in 1977, where he became a touring lecturer. It will shimmer in the distance and attract people, it will attract the Black American, and they will see through this glass and feel envious of what White Americans have. In the next two lines of the poem Afrika has used anger to express his feelings.
These words in the first line make the reader visualise someone who is slowly, angrily, letting the words appear and as the reader goes through the rest of the poem, the intensity of this emotion increases. Tatamkhulu Afrika is trying to emphasise the pain that is black people not being allowed to associate with white people, although the apartheid has been lifted. Though the number of white people was very small, they still exploited and ruled the poverty of the blacks by force of their brutal police force. Another linguistic technique that I saw was repetition, which was used by both writers in an exceptional way to get through to the point. The two poets Tatamkhulu Afrika and Lawrence Ferlinghetti reveal their ideas and feelings about the cultures and traditions that they have talked about through the tone, language and the structure of the poem. He describes how he feels nothing really had changed and his anger makes him want to destroy all the injustice done against colored people. The poet tells the reader how he's angry due to the attitude towards black people.
. They instinctively know the areas where they are welcome. Ferlinghetti also chose these words to describe their different classes, as they are strong indications of who they are and what they do for a living. This was because she blamed the reader and by doing this it made the reader feel emotional. This represents a feeling of solitude and isolation and really signifies the luxury café, which is the attractive looking flower, surrounded by the prickly thorns of the town that has seen so much destruction.