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Grace Nichols discusses how she found her voice as a poet through mixing ‘standard’ English and Creole phrases. She talks about her choice of language in the poem 'Even Tho'. A reading of the poem follows.
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13 June 1997

Classroom Ideas

Pairs of students could annotate a copy of the poem looking for the language that Grace Nichols refers to. They can then write a brief paragraph explaining how language is used in the poem using the examples given in the clip.

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