IMPORTANT QUESTIONS OF MEG-08 Block-6 Caribbean Poetry Derek Walcott and Edward Brathwaite.
1. How does Caribbean poetry reflect the region’s experience of colonisation? Support your answer with examples.
2 Examine the impact of popular cultural forms like the calypso on Walcott’s poetry.
3 Compare and contrast Brathwaite’s Rastafarian analysis of Jamaican society in “Wings of a Dove” with Walcott’s views on Trinidadian society in “The Spoiler’s Return.”
4 How has Brathwaite presented the impact of religion on the sensibility of the common people in “Ange/Engine”?
5 What aspects of the “video style” can you discern in the three poems included in this unit? Examine the politics behind them.