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Describe and explain two examples of imagery in ‘‘Checking Out Me History’.

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The sections on individual black historical figures contain stronger imagery, with use of nature metaphors to powerful effect -


Toussaint L'Overture is a "thorn" and a "beacon".

Nanny de Maroon is linked with a mountain, fire and rivers.

Mary Seacole is described in dramatic imagery as a "healing star" and a "yellow sunrise" to the patients she treats.


All three above examples are associated with light - "beacon", "fire-woman" and "star" - suggesting that they play metaphorical roles, illuminating the poet's true historical identity.

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