The analysis of the poem “Remember the Ship” by John Agard shows that the outer composition is irregular. The poem is written in free verse and has no set rhyming scheme or meter. The poem’s inner composition presents the speaker’s arguments for why people should “remember the ship”.
The speaker of the poem is an immigrant. The speaker is most likely John Agard himself, as the poet’s background fits with what the speaker describes.
The language of the poem is formal and contemporary. The poem uses wordplay in order to add double meanings to certain lines of the poem and to create clear images.
The poem uses many poetic devices such as alliterations to share its messages. Metaphors and symbols enhance the text and highlight the main themes of the poem.
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