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Grace Nichols reads her poem ‘Sugar Cane’. She then explains how the crop’s significance in Caribbean history and culture was her influence for writing the poem.
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13 June 1997

Classroom Ideas

The students could produce notes on the poem focusing on two main areas; the importance of sugar cane to the Caribbean culture and the symbolic nature of sugar cane in the poem, explaining how Nichols achieves her meaning through structure and other techniques.

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