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Describe and explain the structure of ‘Checking Out Me History’.

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The narrator uses a mixture of stanza forms, suggesting he’s breaking the confining language rules he’s been taught. 


The Caribbean history stanzas have shorter lines an more broken syntax than the British history stanzas – this emphasises them and makes them seem more serious.



The poem alternates between historical and fictional figures from Caribbean and British culture, emphasising differences between them.

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