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1

What does  “my paintings are mountains and rivers all around me" mean?

Shows You do not need money in life. This suggests that the poor person sees the nature around them as art as it is so beautiful and so it shows that you shouldn’t have to spend money on an expensive painting to admire nature’s beauty and you could just go outside and appreciate the nature and the beauty of it which is better than a painting.

2

What does “let junkmail build its castles” mean?

This implies that, as junkmail is not important enough to be spending valuable time sorting through, you should spend that time doing something productive and enjoying life because life is short and you should use your time wisely. also, castles are things that people look at and appreciate, so this could imply that nobody would judge someone if they didn’t sort through their junkmail.

3

What does both poems suggest?

 that people take life for granted and they only care about materialistic things instead of appreciating the world.

4

What anguag feature is " let phones, unanswered, ring themselves to sleep" and why?

Personification as the poet is giving the phone human features

5

What does the repetition of let in the beginning show?

Let is used in the first part of the first few sentences to show the letting go of stress

6

What does "see how each wave arrives at last to heave itself upon the beach and vanish" do and what does this mean?

the reader becoming short of breath, similar to how our unnecessarily hectic lives result in us becoming short of breath but also of time and love to spend with those who actually matter.

7

What is followed on from "see how each wave arrives at last to heave itself upon the beach and vanish" to emphasise the point?

The word "breathe".
This uncharacteristically short sentence encased with full stops, allows the reader to actually breathe, creating a sense of tranquillity and relief as reach the end of the poem.