English Literature KS4 / GCSE: Daljit Nagra performs his poem Singh Song!

Poet Daljit Nagra performs and describes his poem Singh Song!.

He describes how it contrasts a hard work ethic and drive for independence and achievement in the British South Asian community, with old fashioned romanticism and a desire to happily while away the days.

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Teacher Notes

Pupils could compare how Daljit Nagra describes the poem before reading it, with the final work.

Do they think the poem effectively conveys his intentions? How does the use of language and verse affect the audience?

Does hearing the poem performed aloud change it's meaning in comparison to reading it from the page?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching English Literature.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC KS4/GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 in Scotland.

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