Flashcards in The Emigree - Context And Writer's Intentions Deck (11):
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"