Flashcards in Checking Out Me History Deck (20)
What country is John Agard from?
British Guiana in South America
What war was Mary Seacole involved in?
Was Mary Seacole allowed to go there?
What country was Toussaint L'Ouverture from?
What word was used by Agard to describe him?
What dialect is the poem written in?
What is an idiolect?
An individual's way of speaking
What is a dialect?
A group of shared idiolects
What does John Agard mean by 'Dem tell me'?
White people have decided my education
How is Agard using juxtaposition?
He contrasts silly nursery rhymes with historical figures
What does John Agard state that he is doing at the end of the poem?
Finding out about his own history
Why is the poem written using two different structures?
To show there are two different historical perspectives
What does the poem say about education?
It should be made relevant to those being taught
What phrase is used to describe Nanny de maroon as a visionary in 'Checking Out Me History'?
How does the narrator feel in the poem "Checking out me History"?
What line is repeated throughout the poem?
'Dem tell me'
What metaphor does Agard use to show how he feels about his own History?
What fictional Character does Agrad mention?
What type of imagery is used when Agard talks about Toussaint?