Year 10 English - The Melting Pot
Poems from Other Cultures and Traditions
Follow the links below to access copies of a variety of poems, readings, videos, and learning activities that revolve around the theme of a cultural "Melting Pot".
The poets utilise a range of features of author's craft in order to portray their individual message in powerful, moving, and sometimes humorous ways. John Agard's "Half-Caste" and Tom Leonard's "Unrelated Incidents" explore the power that language has in forming and exposing prejudice; Grace Nichols' "Island Man" and Sujata Bhatt's "Search for my Tongue" highlight the emotional effects of homesickness; and Imtiaz Dharker's "Blessing" and Denise Levertov's "What Where They Like?" paint vivid pictures of 'another world'...