Patois

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  • Jamaican Creole Poem Analysis

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    The Poetry within Jamaican Creole in a Linguistic Imperalised England It is clear from the poem to see how Linton feels about the racially hostile environment in which he lives. He chooses to show his social identity with his strong Jamaican accent which conveys to the reader that he is of immigrant status, this is fundamental to this poem. Within this essay, I wish to analyze his reasoning for choosing to express himself with a post colonial approach by using his Jamaican Creole and how he

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' Rebel Patois '

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    entitled Rebel Patois. The story was straightforward, except for a black ten-year-old girl who had long, stringy, brown hair, massive brown eyes, a patterned face, it absolutely was a story full of magic and hope. The movie was about a boy named Mohan. Mohan was, quite candidly, the ugliest man on the island. Mohan spent all his time concealing within the woods, thus nobody might see him and make a fun of him. One day, the foremost handsome young man within the space, Rebel Patois, came to the island

  • The Unique Language of Jamaica

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    called Patois, Creole or even Ungrammatical English. This however is not considered a language. Patois is not a native language, it is a second language. Patois is a combination of English and African languages. Patois however reflects on the struggle and history of slavery and the ancestors. This language however has an effect on Jamaica since being Jamaicans are descendants of Africa. Despite the fact that patois is not Jamaicans native language it represents their culture and history. Patois have

  • What Is Dry Foot Bwoy Poem

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    Analyzing “Dry Foot Bwoy” by Louise Bennett and Her Influence in the Reemergence of Jamaican National Identity The poem I will be analyzing is “Dry Foot Bwoy” by Louise Bennett. First I want to emphasize the importance of understanding what was happening in Jamaica during the time she wrote this poem. Bennett emerged as a writer during the process of de-colonization and independence for Jamaica. She played an important role in helping Jamaicans establish a national identity by focusing on what it

  • American Patois Influence On Jamaican Culture

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    Jamaicans also speak Patois, which is a separate language that is used for casual everyday conversations. Jamaican Patois is a street language that has some borrowed words from numerous languages, for example, English, Spanish, and some West African languages. When learning Patois, one thing you should keep in mind is that it is not a strict language, where there is a “right way” or “wrong way” to say something. I’ve spent most of my childhood in Jamaica, so I pretty much know Patois myself. It’s easy

  • Language As A New Trending Phenomenon

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    Today, we send shorter text messages using all types of popular acronyms and only call someone when absolutely have to, mostly for the fact that they didn’t reply to our text message “fast enough.” One trendy language that is a favorite of mine is patois. A language that originates from a rich history and is only truly spoken by the people of its original country, Jamaica. This country now has of 2.7 million people and is one of the most recognized compared to other islands in the Caribbean. A part

  • Comparing the History and Culture of The United States and Jamaica

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    of Jamaicans speak Patois in their everyday life. “Patois is an English-based Creole language with West African influences. The pronunciation and vocabulary of Jamaican Patois are significantly different from English, despite heavy use of English words or derivatives. Jamaican Patois displays similarities to the Pidgin and Creole languages of West Africa, due to their common descent from the blending of African substrate languages with European languages” (Jamaican Patois). Patois is as well the language

  • My Roller Coaster Of My Life

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    In Jamaica, people equate speaking Patois to aggressiveness and being poverty stricken. Patois is extremely bold and expressive. It is an easier route to speak on matters that might be taboo in English. Language has always been an obstacle in my attempts to communicate with others. Now that I have become more accustomed

  • Mainstream English Language

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    According to Ethnoluge.com, English has for a long time been the 3rd most spoken and written language used by almost 372 million people. Since the early imperialism and colonization of some parts of Africa and the Western World by Britain, English has grown and has been assimilated into many different cultures and societies. With the existence of global relations and communication through the United Nations and the fact that there exist 70 English-speaking countries, the English Language has become

  • My Life Is A Coaster Inside Of A Maze

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    My life is like a rollercoaster inside of a maze. I attempt to hold steady as life’s circumstances climb and fall. A major turning point in my life was on December 4, 2013. On this day, my family and I were granted our immigrant visas to reside in the Unites States of America. My family was elated but I was saddened and angered. I was at the point in my life where I was finally happy in school. I had friends that I though cared about me and I did not want to change that. In the same breath, we

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