English Literature KS4 / GCSE: Daljit Nagra performs Darling and Me

Poet Daljit Nagra performs and describes his poem Darling and Me.

He details how the piece brings together pop culture references from the likes of Coronation Street, and the work, life and language of South Asian migrants to the UK.

This is from the series: Contains Strong Language

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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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