Exile, loss, and alienation in Walcotts The Schooner Flight
...alien and home to him. Shabine also used the word “bohbohl,” when he said: “But they had started to poison my soul/with their big house, big car, big-time bohbohl,” (Walcott, 1.30... ? Exile, loss, and alienation in Walcott’s “The Schooner Flight” 7 December This paper analyzes Derek Walcott’s narrative poem, “The Schooner Flight.” The speaker is a mariner mulatto, Shabine, who speaks as a poet and a “red nigger.” His diction, syntax, and choice of words manifest both his education as a colonized object and a subject-poet; he is freer as a poet and a mariner and more limited as a colonized object. The voice is conversational and narrative, at times detached, at times emotional, but always introspective....