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The leaf stems tug at their chains, the branches bending like boer cattle under tory whips that drag every wagon nearer to apartheid. based on the allusion to tory whips, readers can infer that the speaker thinks that

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Ramon Kelly on May 30, 2018

This passage is taken from a poem of Summer, written by Derek Walcott. When we think about the things like the strings and Tory whips, we can reasonably conclude that Walcott considers that we can find the examples of oppression that have taken place in the past. It also speaks of "rings of fairy", indicating that the idyllic image that some had of England was only a fairytale and in reality does not exist.


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