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Flashcards in The Emigree Deck (10):
1

Who is the emigre by?

Carol rumens

2

What is this poem about?

City in a country she left as a child, positive veiw

3

What does the poet end each stanza with to reinforce the city in a positive light?

‘Sunlight’

4

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’

5

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

6

Give a quote that shows the speakers view can not change about the city

‘I am branded by an impression of sunlight’

7

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

8

What connotations of ‘branded’?

Sense of always being a part of her. Shows permanent, negative connotations contrasts with old memories

9

What quote shows another sense(taste) increasing the vividness of the experience?

‘It tastes of sunlight’

10

What other poems does this link to?

‘Kamikaze’ or ‘london’