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Half Caste


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  • 1. As you come in… We’re going to play BINGO! Select 6 of the terms below and write them in your exercise book Alliteration Metaphor Simile Personification Juxtaposition Enjambment Narrator Rhyme Repetition Rhetorical Question Tone Stanza
  • 2. Eyes down for a full house! This is what a poem is divided up into This is when a line of poetry doesn’t finish with any punctuation This is when a word or phrase is deliberately used more than once This is a question where no answer is expected or needed This is the voice of the poem, the ‘person’ telling it This is the overall mood of the poem This is when more than 1 word begins with the same letter sound This is when 2 contrasting elements are deliberately placed together This is when something is compared to something else using the word ‘like’ or ‘as’ This is when more than one word has the same end sounds
  • 3. Half-Caste What are the connotations of the word?
  • 4. Excuse me standing on one leg I’m half-caste Explain yuself wha yu mean when yu say half-caste yu mean when picasso mix red an green is a half-caste canvas/ explain yuself wha yu mean when yu say half-caste yu mean when light an shadow mix in de sky is a half-caste weather / well in dat case england weather nearly always half-caste in fact some o dem cloud half-caste till dem overcast so spiteful dem don’t want de sun pass ah rass/ explain yuself wha yu mean when yu say half-caste yu mean tchaikovsky sit down at dah piano an mix a black key wid a white key is a half-caste symphony / Explain yuself wha yu mean Ah listening to yu wid de keen half of mih ear Ah lookin at yu wid de keen half of mih eye and when I’m introduced to yu
  • 5. I’m sure you’ll understand why I offer yu half-a-hand an when I sleep at night I close half-a-eye consequently when I dream I dream half-a-dream an when moon begin to glow I half-caste human being cast half-a-shadow but yu must come back tomorrow wid de whole of yu eye an de whole of yu ear an de whole of yu mind an I will tell yu de other half of my story