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1

Red room

Carriage on train

Symbolism of exile/ imprisonment

Connotations of anger and rage

2

Which fell though the fields

Metaphor

Falling suggests scared, helpless, out of control

3

Mother singing

Shows she is trying to calm children

4

Fathers name

He isn't there with them

5

Fields... turn of the wheels

Internal rhyme

Sense of nursery rhyme and rhythm

6

Home,
Home

Word choice

Missed by everyone

Repetition with enjambement, capital letters and italics reinforces the sound and confusion and add to the tense atmosphere

7

As the miles rushed back to the city

Personification

Shows her thoughts - she is trying to recall home, where she wants to be

8

The street, the house, the vacant rooms

List decreases until she is, in her mind, back in her room

Word choice of house shows realisation

9

Where we didn't live anymore

Sense of anguish and pain

10

I stared

Contrasts with brothers noise

She is reflective and quiet suggesting she feels shocked

11

Blind toy, holding its paw

Word choice blind is symbolic of her feeling that she cannot see where she is going

Holds for comfort as her link to home

12

All childhood is an emigration

Metaphor

Short philosophical statement, universal truth

Carries some authority because it is based on experience

13

Some are slow ... you know stays

Sentence elongated over three lines to emphasise the slow nature of growing up

14

Resigned

Defeated, content to endure- negative connotations

15

Where no one you know stays

Feeling isolated and sense of strange unknown

16

Others are sudden.

Short sentence

Abrupt change emotional impact reflects meaning

17

Your accent wrong

Language is the same but dialect and accent are important as it makes her stand out

18

Unimagined

Word choice

Places that are alien to her in her new environment and in growing up

19

Big boys

Childish language showing link to childhood as she reflects

20

My parents anxiety stirred like a loose tooth

Link to growing up - loosing teeth

Suggests a change - the move

Shows parents concern

21

I want our own country

Plaintive appeal to her parents

22

But

Conjunctive - unusual start to stanza

Changes perspective overall

23

You forget

Involving reader

Universal truth

24

Or ... or

Repetition to emphasise different changes

25

Seeing...swallow.. slug

Letter s repeated = sibilance

Demonstrates the brother has adapted and is fitting in

26

Skelf

Scots dialect contrasts acknowledgment that she is also fitting in but still links to home

27

Shedding its skin like a snake

Simile

She accepts that she has changed her accent but she is feeling that this is shameful/deceitful

28

River, culture, speech, sense of first space

List emphasises different things she has lost

29

Where do you come from?

Philosophical reflection on the bigger question

What makes us who we are and where do we get a sense of beginning

30

I hesitate

Shows she feels uneasy about claiming either place but also shows she isn't as attached to home as she was