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“The London Breed” by Benjamin Zephaniah reminded me a bit of “Inglan is a Bitch,” only with a much more optimistic tone. similarly to “Inglan is a Bitch,” “The London Breed” is also written with a dialect, creating a distinct voice. What I liked about the poem is that it critiques London while simultaneously praising it, and having it written in a dialect creates a depth to its meaning. Zephaniah’s observational poem is a great example of writing from a perspective, and having the reader see London through a different pair of eyes. I especially enjoy the title, which is also the last line of the poem, as it brings a sense of hope to the poem, while still keeping a critical eye of the city.

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