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With poetry there are many different types of literary terms an author can choose from to enhance not only the style of writing they are trying to portray to the reader but also its meaning of the overall poem Some are used to create mood others provide a good sense of image and some are just used to enhance the meaning of what the poet is trying to establish Looking at James Berrys poem Speech For Alternative Creation many literary terms are found such as metaphor alliteration and repetition Berry uses the tool of repetition to emphasize the relationship and views England had at the time of colonization over Jamaica Speech For Alternative Creation rather than a poem is written more as a code of conduct With Berry repeating the phrase Let us and We shall he is referring to the white English imperialist and emphasizing their attitudes towards Jamaica and black individuals As Berry writes Let us remove night dawn dusk remove black thunder leave lightning 3-4 This quote is stating that all blacks should be gotten rid of and all that should be left is lightning which is in reference to white English individuals Throughout the poem Berry is giving examples of what England should do to Jamaica beginning with Let us or We Shall Another example that shows the power England had over Jamaica and the relationship of white versus black is where Berry writes We shall let it be law that anything except immaculate conception is Miscegenation that no white lady shall ride a black stallion 21-24 Again Berry repeats the phrase We shall and in this quote is stating that interracial relationships are totally inappropriate also this quote can be taken as a sexual innuendo as no white females should be engaging in sexual intercourse with black males With the repetition of Let Us and We Shall it is enhancing the readers understanding of the meaning of this
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