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3 apartheid: system of racial segregation and repression of non-white people in pre- democratic South Africa. Apartheid means 'separate development'. apartheid: system of racial segregation and repression of non-white people in pre- democratic South Africa. Apartheid means 'separate development'.

4 Small round hard stones click under my heelsSmall round hard stones click under my heels Onomatopoeia-a word, which imitates a sound. The power of three- 3 adjectives describing the stones

5 seeding grasses thrust bearded seeds into trouser cuffs Creates image of Abandoned land, no-one lives there, it has been neglected

6 cans, trodden on, crunch in tall, purple-flowering, amiable weeds.

7 District Six. An area in Johannesburg, which used to be vibrant, multicultural and happy place, but was bulldozed down with the promise to be rebuilt. Unfortunately the promise was not kept so the area was left as a slum. An area in Johannesburg, which used to be vibrant, multicultural and happy place, but was bulldozed down with the promise to be rebuilt. Unfortunately the promise was not kept so the area was left as a slum.

8 No board says it is: No board says it is: But my feet know, But my feet know, And my hands, And my hands, And the skin about my bones, And the skin about my bones, And the soft labouring of my lungs, And the soft labouring of my lungs, And the hot, white, inwards turning And the hot, white, inwards turning Anger of my eyes. Anger of my eyes. Repetition – use of the same word for effect.

9 Brash with glass, name flaring like a flag Simile- compare one thing to another using as or like

10 it squats in the grass and weeds, incipient Port Jackson trees

11 new, up-market, haute cuisine, guard at the gatepost, whites only innnew, up-market, haute cuisine, guard at the gatepost, whites only inn Just for rich white people Just for rich white people

12 No sign says it is: but we know where we belong.

13 I press my nose on the clear panes, know,

14 before I see them, there will be crushed ice white glass, linen falls, the single rose All shouts CLASS, EXPENSIVE, All shouts CLASS, EXPENSIVE, RICH, EXCLUSIVE RICH, EXCLUSIVE

15 Down the road,

16 working mans café sells bunny chows Bunny chow is a cheap meal, eaten by the poor people, as it was the thing they could afford

17 take it with you, eat, at a plastic tables top. take it with you, eat, at a plastic tables top. Wipe your fingers on your jeans, spit a little on the floor: Wipe your fingers on your jeans, spit a little on the floor:

18 Its in the bone.

19 I back from the glass, boy again, leaving small, mean O of small, mean mouth. Alliteration-two or more words starting with the same sound or letter. The poet is really ANGRY at what has become of the place where he used to live and despite change of laws in the country, nothing has changed really for the black people.

20 Hands burn for a stone, a bomb, to shiver down the glass. There is a unsaid connection between anger and rage and terrorism, sadly some young people turn to it as they feel frustrated with how they have been treated by authorities or individuals.

21 Nothings changed.

22 Tatamkhulu Afrika ("old man of Africa") Tatamkhulu Afrika ("old man of Africa") born in Egypt, the family immigrated to South Africa, born in Egypt, the family immigrated to South Africa, lost his parents very early, he was raised by a white family, lost his parents very early, he was raised by a white family, took part in WW II, took part in WW II, worked as a copper miner, worked as a copper miner, lived in District Six, lived in District Six, opposed to Apartheid. opposed to Apartheid

23 What is the poem about? Structure Voice in the poem/narrator Poetic devices used Tone of poem What is the effect/purpose of the poem?

24 What is the poem about? The poet returns to the wasteland that was once his home, and relives the anger he felt when the area was first destroyed. The poet returns to the wasteland that was once his home, and relives the anger he felt when the area was first destroyed. He sees a new restaurant: expensive, stylish, exclusive, with a guard at the gatepost. He sees a new restaurant: expensive, stylish, exclusive, with a guard at the gatepost. He thinks about the poverty around it, especially the working men's café nearby, where people eat without plates from a plastic tabletop. He thinks about the poverty around it, especially the working men's café nearby, where people eat without plates from a plastic tabletop. This makes him reflect that despite the changing political situation, there are still huge inequalities between blacks and whites. Even though South Africa is supposed to have changed, he knows the new restaurant is really 'whites-only'. He feels that nothing has really changed. This makes him reflect that despite the changing political situation, there are still huge inequalities between blacks and whites. Even though South Africa is supposed to have changed, he knows the new restaurant is really 'whites-only'. He feels that nothing has really changed. The deep anger, he feels, makes him want to destroy the restaurant - to smash the glass with a stone, or a bomb. The deep anger, he feels, makes him want to destroy the restaurant - to smash the glass with a stone, or a bomb.

25 Structure the poem is set out in six stanzas (stanzas are lines of poetry that make up a unit; verses.), each of eight fairly short lines. the poem is set out in six stanzas (stanzas are lines of poetry that make up a unit; verses.), each of eight fairly short lines.stanzas Use of poetic devices: Use of poetic devices: Onomatopoeia, Onomatopoeia, Simile Simile Repetition Repetition Tactile imagery Tactile imagery Alliteration Alliteration

26 work through the poem, answering the following questions: work through the poem, answering the following questions: What happens? What is it that the poet tells us? What happens? What is it that the poet tells us? What are his feelings? What are his feelings?

27 write the story of the poem – using one sentence per stanza. write the story of the poem – using one sentence per stanza.

28 Quotation Significant features of language How it relates to the cultural/ social situation in South Africa... Cans/ trodden on, crunch/ in tall, purple-flowering,/ amiable weeds. The cans suggest it is littered. The weeds show that it is unkempt. The phrase amiable weeds draws the readers attention to it because of the unusual combination of friendly & weeds District Six has not been fully redeveloped. It appears neglected. The blacks were forced to move out and the land is now derelict. the hot, white, inwards turning/ anger of my eyes new, up-market, haute cuisine/ guard at the gatepost,/ whites only inn. crushed ice white glass,/ linen falls,/ the single rose. spit a little on the floor:/ its in the bone. leaving small mean O/ of small, mean mouth.

29 1. Tactile imagery 2. Repetition 3. Harsh sounds 4. Alliteration 1. Sharp images 2. Contrasts 1. Small hard round stones 2. and 3. Brash/ glass 4. Flaring flag – expresses contempt, Mean mouth 1. the single rose 2. Whites only inn/ Working mans café


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