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Flashcards in The Emigree - Context And Writer's Intentions Deck (11):
1

what was rumen's early poetry mainly about

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

2

what does rumen's poetry now recently focus on

- language and culture
- the emigree reflects these cultural themes

3

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

4

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

5

what is the emigree simply about

a woman remembering her homeland

6

what is an emigree

someone who has left their native country and moved to another

7

why can the reader assume that the speaker is female

because "the emigree" is written in feminine form

8

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"

9

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

10

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"

11

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