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Section 5—— Poetry

We are going to move further, in this section, with our analysis of processes of how texts work. What can you tell about the ‘I’ and ‘me’ in these two poems?

In my country they jail you for what they think you think. My uncle once said to me: they’ll implant a microchip in our minds on to a screen at John Vorster Square. I was scared: by day I guard my tongue by night my dreams.