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what was rumen's early poetry mainly about

- domestic themes
- such as childhood and the role of a hoursewife


what does rumen's poetry now recently focus on

- language and culture
- the emigree reflects these cultural themes


what aspect of rumens life could have inspired her to write the poem

- she is well travelled and has visited many countries
- she is particularly interested in russian and eastern-european culture


who inspired rumens poetry as a whole and why

- philip larkins
- she liked his precise imagery and conversational tone of his poems
- these can also be seen in the emigree


what is the emigree simply about

a woman remembering her homeland


what is an emigree

someone who has left their native country and moved to another


why can the reader assume that the speaker is female

because "the emigree" is written in feminine form


how does the narrator describe her homeland

- in positive terms using semantic fields of light
- such as it "filled me with an impression of sunlight"


what is the contrast between the narrators description of her homeland and the later descriptions we are given

- her descriptions are based on nostalgic memories
- where as the following description is based on current and factual things


how has the speaker's country changed overtime

- "it may be at war"
- there are references to "tyrants" and it now being a "city a walls"
- and a place where she has been "banned by the state"


despite the current state of her homeland, how does the narrator respond to it

- she says "the worst news i receive of it cannot break my original view"
- this suggests that she prefers to keep her positive childhood memory
- rather than focusing on a harsher reality