Suli Breaks: Poem Analysis

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This spoken word poem outlines all of the issues with putting pressure upon students going through the education system. Suli Breaks speaks with a powerful confidence while expertly analyzing the school’s policies and whether students can succeed without overworking themselves.

A leading point he brings up throughout this spoken word poem is that fact that many students feel as though they are taught things they will never use within their lifetime and it is as if they are wasting their time learning these topics when they could be specializing in the topic they need for their future careers. I feel as if this is a really relevant point as it has been playing on my mind a lot lately. I think Suli Breaks executed this point beautiful with a great example, he
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I think as a student myself when I am in a class situation I can easily identify who is struggling to keep up compared to the students who pick up tasks quickly. Breaks displays this when saying, “How many times have you remembered something five minutes after the teacher said, "Stop writing." Only to receive your results a month later to realize that you were only 1 mark short of the top grade? Does that mean remembering five minutes earlier would've made you more qualified for a particular job?” This example never ceases to blow me away and the more I think about it, the more relatable and truthful it seems. It is also a rather discouraging factor when we let a grade define us rather than analysing a person’s full intelligence and taking into account the fact the everybody has different strengths throughout their education. I believe a lot of a student’s grade depends on their confidence within themselves because the more confidence they lack the less effort they will put into the piece of work that they are doing. I often notice this in my own work and my peers
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