'Flag' by John Agard

'Flag' by John Agard

The Right Word To understand the purpose of word analysis and connotations One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. Outside the door, lurking in the shadows, is a terrorist. Is that the wrong description? Outside that door, taking shelter in the shadows, is a freedom-fighter. I havent got this right.

Outside, waiting in the shadows, is a hostile militant. Are words no more than waving, wavering flags? Outside your door, watchful in the shadows, is a guerrilla warrior. God help me. Outside, defying every shadow, stands a martyr. I saw his face. No words can help me now.

Just outside the door, lost in shadows, is a child who looks like mine. One word for you. Outside my door, his hand too steady, his eyes too hard is a boy who looks like your son, too. I open the door. Come in, I say. Come in and eat with us. The child steps in and carefully, at my door,

takes off his shoes. Highlight in one colour different words that Dharker uses to describe the stranger. Why does she use all of these different words? Iceberg Analysis Use the Iceberg to analyse the language in the poem: lurking in the shadows darkness

Hanging around 1. Choose 3 quotations. 2. Words above the water: What do the words literally mean? 3. Words under the water: Explore all the feelings that the poet may be implying beneath the

Creepy Danger Fear Unseen Quiet sh surface of this quote. Consolidation The Right Word - Quiz

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