Flashcards in The Emigree Deck (14)
What is the effect of an ellipses?
It creates a caesura, indicating flashbacks of past memories
What language device is "sunlight-clear"?
Pathetic Fallacy and creates a positive image
full quote 'but my memory of it was sunlight-clear'
What is an example of personification?
'My city comes to me'
'Time rolls its tanks'
What key techniques are used?
What is the theme presented?
Individual freedom versus forced absence
What is the effect of synaesthesia?
Shows the confusion of memories
Emphasises the flawed but joyous nature of the memory
What does "I am branded by an impression of sunlight" convey?
Sense of marked for wrongness
When did she leave the country?
When she was a child.
What do the words 'sunlight-clear' and 'bright' suggest about her memories?
They are positive
What does the 'white streets of that city' suggest?
The city is pure.
What could the references to light and dark represent?
Good and Bad
There is a strong sense of what in the poem?
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