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The Effect of Colonialism on the Poetry of Derek Walcott

Summary: Explores the theme of colonialism in poems by Derek Walcott, including the poems A Far Cry from Africa, A Lesson for this Sunday, Ruins of a Great House and the Schooner Flight. Details how Walcott depicts the travesties of colonialism.
Derek Walcott is from the island of St. Lucia, an island which was under British Colonialism until 1979. The subject of colonialism is one that affects him personally with his mixed identity and his upbringing in a colonized island. This topic is evident in a great deal of his poetry. Walcott makes several statements about colonialism which are all intertwined with each other, such as the cruelty of the colonizers, the irony that this cruelty was carried out by people who considered themselves superior and civilized where in fact they were often the barbarians, how the colonizers became corrupt with power, the fact that they thought they were helping the natives and the colonized lands but were in fact destroying them and finally how the could have been avoided if people would learn from the past but people do not learn from the past and this is why these...

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