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CLIP 10299

John Agard - 'Half Caste'

John Agard - 'Half Caste'

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Key Info
  • John Agard - 'Half Caste'
  • Duration: 03:20
  • John Agard reads his poem 'Half Caste'. He then briefly talks about why he wrote the poem and how people feel about purity.
  • Subject:



    Poetry: World and Cultures

  • Keywords: John Agard, Half Caste, poem, poetry, culture, identity
Ideas for use in class
  • To introduce the poem to a class capturing Agard's individual style.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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