Tomorrow we will compare ‘Checking out me History’ (Agard) and ‘Singh Song!’ (Nagra). To prepare for this, here are some activities to complete:

Read each poem: both a few times, add to your annotations.

Visit BBC Bitesize for useful analysis videos: Checking out me History   Singh Song!

Consider these questions:

How do both poets structure their ideas and what effect does this have?

How do both poets use dialect in to create distinctive voices?

How do the ideas/themes in each poem contrast with each other and to what effect?

Which poem do you personally prefer and why?