To reply, click a comment. Serenitywheele - A person with low self esteem believes that they cannot enter an establishment despite there being no barriers entering said establishment and others of their ilk being able to frequent said establishment, instead the author returns to a lower class establishment and builds resentment towards the people who have the confidence to enter the establishment,angry that people dare do things the author cannot bring themselves to do, the author thinks of damaging the establishment and thinks of killing the workers and frequenters of the establishment.
We feel differently towards an issue as different things happen to us.
Feelings do not change with time. What we feel as a child stays with us even when we are older. Feelings can be positive or negative.
The poets Tatamkhula Afrika and Grace Nichols are both trying to deliver a similar message about feelings. No board say it…. And the hot, white, inward turning anger of my eyes.
This shows that the poet is feeling ferocity towards the People in District Six. This shows that as he is walking along, his anger is building up. This anger is a physical bodily reaction, which he feels, and his whole body id rejecting the place. His anger spreads from his hands to his skin, to his lungs, to the hot white inward turning anger of his eyes.
This can be noticed because the sentences are turning longer and longer as his anger builds up. The difference here is that these feelings are positive rather than negative. Nichols feels pleasure imagining that he is still in his childhood home in Jamaica.
He is happily waking up on his Island, which is his childhood home. He is waking up to the sound of the blue surf.
Blue is a lively colour that shows that his island is vivid and vibrant. The poet has also used enjambment in the first stanza to create deliberate ambiguity. It almost confuses the reader whether if he is actually there or if he is dreaming.
This also implies that this is the place where he came from, his origin, his home.
This saddens the poet there is supposed to be greater equality in District Six, but all remains the same. The first stanza is describing the setting of stones and weeds, being a place that is not in good repair and which is falling apart.
The words amiable weeds are used to describe the weeds as friendly weeds and as if they are being personified. The words bearding and amiable are almost as these plants have been suddenly been given personality and characteristics.
The poet also uses colours such as the purple flowers which is very odd. The poet is talking about something being destroyed yet purple indicates something being vibrant and full of life and it sits uncomfortably with amiable weeds. The poet uses the words purple with amiable because he feels a sense of kinship with the weeds.
Weeds are unwanted and people try to destroy them and the poet is feeling the same way that he is unwanted and he is just like a weed and therefore he feels sad just like them. However in the poem Island Man, Nichols is feeling a sense of joy, remembering the beauty of the landscape.
It is laid back and this is something about this kind of life that Island Man remembers. The word defiantly personifies the sun. The sun is really bright and almost harsh and the word defiantly almost seems to be daring anyone to try and stop him. It also means that despite his best wishes the sun is going to set.Nothings changed by Tatamkhulu Afrika Blessing by Imtiaz Dharker The cultural location and inspiration (for the writers) of these poems is of great curiosity (to many readers) and also of high deviation, thus the way in which we are given an insight into the different cultures will be considered very carefully.
Both Chinua Achebe and Tatamkhulu Afrika explore the dark side of human nature in the poems: "Vultures" and "Nothings Changed" By closely referring to the language and structure of both poems, compare the way the poets present their concerns. Nothings changed. This shows when the poet comes back to this place, it reminds him of how difficult it was as a young man living in this place and that prejudice and racism that he saw when living there.
'Nothing’s Changed' is an autobiographical poem about Afrika returning to District Six. The poet is enraged about what has happened in the area.
Nothing’s Changed by Tatamkhulu Afrika. Tatamkhulu Afrika.
Nothing’s Changed by Tatamkhulu Afrika. Prev Article Next Article. A second analysis: Nothing’s Changed is an autobiographical. Nothing’s Changed by Tatamkhulu Afrika Prev Article Next Article The poem, Nothing’s Changed, by Tatmkhulu Afrika, talks about the rampant apartheid system in District Six near Cape Town in South Africa, and explores the racism.
- The Irony in the Title Nothing's Changed In my opinion nothings changed is a tragic and revengeful poem, which reveals the veracity of the way nothing has changed even after apartheid. The poem is set in District six, Cape Town, South Africa and was written by Tatamkhulu Afrika.