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.

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