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1

What is the effect of an ellipses?

It creates a caesura, indicating flashbacks of past memories

2

What language device is "sunlight-clear"?

Pathetic Fallacy and creates a positive image
full quote 'but my memory of it was sunlight-clear'

3

What is an example of personification?

'My city comes to me'
'Time rolls its tanks'

4

What key techniques are used?

Repetition
Juxtaposition
Imagery
Personification

5

What is the theme presented?

Individual freedom versus forced absence

6

What is the effect of synaesthesia?

Shows the confusion of memories

Emphasises the flawed but joyous nature of the memory

7

What does "I am branded by an impression of sunlight" convey?

Sense of marked for wrongness

8

When did she leave the country?

When she was a child.

9

What do the words 'sunlight-clear' and 'bright' suggest about her memories?

They are positive

10

What does the 'white streets of that city' suggest?

The city is pure.

11

What could the references to light and dark represent?

Good and Bad

12

There is a strong sense of what in the poem?

Nostalgia

13

What is one way a sense of danger communicated in the poem?

The repetition of "they"
- it is not revealed who "they" are, though, the reader implies "they" are a threat

14

What is the effect of the poem being written in first person?

It creates a personal and intimate tone