Flag John Agard
John Agard • Born 1949 in British Guyana. • Wrote for Guyanan newspapers – moved to UK in 1977 to work for the BBC. • Now a well respected poet living in England.
The story of the poem • Agard is studying a Flag. • He explores the purpose of a flag and what it represents. • He concludes that a flag is something that can make people ‘blind’.
“All’s fair in love and war” • Is it OK to do something wrong if you are doing it for your country? • Is patriotism positive or negative according to the poem? Write your answers down using evidence from the poem to help you
The poem makes us think about… • Patriotism • Loyalty • Awareness of doing bad things • Doing things you ‘believe’ in