Please write a 300-word paragraph about the poem below. Remember to focus on both content and form (literary elements). Since we discussed Grace Nichols biography in class, there is no need to bring it up again. You should include critical views of specific aspects of the poem or the poet (no more than two). You may use your notes from class. You will be graded on your use of literary terms; eliciting certain words and phrases from the poem and explaining them; language, grammar and spelling. Please do not copy from the internet, otherwise you will lose marks. Remember to cite all borrowed material, even if its not a direct quotation. 

    How does Grace Nichols use the personal lyric to engage with questions of identity, gender, and race in Wherever I Hang?

    Wherever I Hang

    I leave me people, me land, me home

    For reasons I not too sure

    I forsake de sun

    And de humming -bird splendour

    Had big rats in de floorboard

    So I pick up me new -world -self

    And come to this place call England

    At first I feeling like I in a dream

    De misty greyness

    I touching the walls to see if they real

    They solid to de seam

    And de people pouring from de underground system

    Like beans

    And when I look up to de sky

    I see Lord Nelson high too high to lie

    And is so I sending home photos of myself

    Among de pigeons and de snow

    And is so I warding off de cold

    And is so, little by little

    I begin to change my calypso ways

    Never visiting nobody

    Before giving them clear warning

    And waiting me turn in queue

    Now, after all this time

    I get accustom to de English life

    But I still miss back -home side

    To tell you de truth

    I dont know really where I belaang

    Yes, divided to de ocean

    Divided to the bone

    Wherever I hang me knickers thats my home.

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