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Compare the Ways in Which Feelings Are Expressed in 'Nothing's Changed' and One Other Poem of Choice. - Year 9 (13 Year Old's Essay) on Nothing's Changed

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Compare the ways in which feelings are expressed in ‘Nothing’s Changed’ and one other poem of your choice.
‘Nothing’s changed’ and ‘Half-caste’ are both poems written about the emotional implications of racial discrimination. Authors, Tatamkhulu Afrika and John Agard, both express their feelings of the theme in their poems – although they both do so in different ways.
Evidential with the explicitness of the title, ‘Nothing changed’ is an auto-biographical account of Afrika’s emotional return to his childhood town (District 6). The title itself reveals to the reader what the contents of the poem may include: ‘Nothing’s changed’ is quite definitive in itself as it shows that the poem will discuss how, even though the exposure of time, things stayed the same. However, what the title doesn’t disclose to the reader is whether the absence of change is for the better or for the worst as the answer is only revealed as you read through the poem.
Set in the post-apartheid period, the poem which depicts a south-African town which has been torn apart due to racial segregation. Written in 6 stanzas, Tatamkhulu Afrika explicitly describes his anger as he descends deeper into the heart of District 6 – a town most notorious for its declaration of being a white only district in the 60’s.   In no way at all does Afrika try to hide his emotions towards the town:
‘Hands burn         for a stone, a bomb,       to shiver down the glass.’
Ironic it is for him to say that his hands burn for a bomb, as in most contexts it is symbolic for destruction and genocide. However, written the way it is, it shows that, even after the apartheid and the thousands of innocent arrests of blacks, he doesn’t want to hurt people who have mistreated him and those he loves, but wants to destroy the mental barrier which prevents the equality of races entirely. This also suggests that he isn’t angry at the town, nor the people, but the doctrine that still occupies many in district six:...

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