Bryan, Beverley A
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Educational Studies; Faculty of Arts and Education
The role of context in defining adolescent responses to Caribbean poetry: A comparative case
English in Education
Date of Publication
Comparison and contrast form the basis of this discussion on students' responses to the poem, 'Mi cyaan believe it' by Michael Smith, which is written in the poet's own version of Jamaican Creole and is one of the more popular poems among Jamaican teenagers. The poem is discussed with reference to students in two environments - a fifth form poetry class in a rural high school in Jamaica and students in a British classroom described in Teaching Black Literature by S. Scafe (London: Virago, 1989).....