Flashcards in The Emigree Deck (10):
Who is the emigre by?
What is this poem about?
City in a country she left as a child, positive veiw
What does the poet end each stanza with to reinforce the city in a positive light?
what quote shows the country to be invaded and speakers positive veiw isn’t accurate?
‘May be at war, it may be sick with tyrants’
Explain the quote ‘ it may be at war, it may be sick with tyrants’
Personification, shows country is innocent and not to blame only tyrants
Give a quote that shows the speakers view can not change about the city
‘I am branded by an impression of sunlight’
What type of language is used in the quote ‘ I am branded by an impression of sunlight’?
Juxtaposition, ‘branded’ contrasts with positive word ‘sunlight’ suggests her view can not be changed
What connotations of ‘branded’?
Sense of always being a part of her. Shows permanent, negative connotations contrasts with old memories
What quote shows another sense(taste) increasing the vividness of the experience?
‘It tastes of sunlight’