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SINGH SONG AND CHECKING OUT ME HISTORY
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Similarities and Differences
Comparing Singh Song and Checking Out Me History
In the exam you can be asked to compare any poem to Singh Song, however it will be easier for you if you stick to similar poems within context, language and tone.
Write in a form where you can always link back to the question and compare the two poems, SPEED is the best structure to write in!
Use words that refer back to the aim of your question.
Compare the two poems throughout and link it to the question, keep your text tight and in an order throughout.
Both poems use non-standard English to suggest an accent for the voice of the poem.
The structure of the poems are not in a structured order, they seem quiet messy. This may connote the factor of the two writers having a messy identity due to their confusion.
The topic of the poems are not very similar, John Agard's poem is much more political when in comparison to Singh Song.
John Agard uses rhyme to portray how the context of what he has been taught is silly. Whereas in Singh Song, rhyme is used for the adaptation into the British culture.
The ideas set out in the poem
The attitudes and the tone the writer sets out
Basic structures and forms used
Context of the poem
used more in "unseen poetry"
Setting a clear summary and referring back to the poems and the question.
Keep it focused and don't flower it up, get straight to the point and round it off sharply.