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1

Who wrote the Emigree?

Carol Rumens

2

What is the effect of an ellipses?

It creates a caesura, indicating flashbacks of past memories

3

What language device is "sunlight-clear"?

Pathetic Fallacy

4

What effect does the repetition of "accuse" have?

It gives a sinister identity to the new city's oppression

5

What is an example of personification?

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

6

What key techniques are used?

Repetition
Juxtaposition
Imagery
Personification

7

What is the theme presented?

Individual freedom versus forced absence

8

What method is used throughout?

Extended metaphor

9

What is the effect of synaesthesia?

Shows the confusion of memories

Emphasises the flawed but joyous nature of the memory

10

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

Sense of marked for wrongness

11

How does the poem begin?

'There once was a country'

12

When did she leave the country?

When she was a child.

13

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

They are positive

14

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

The city is pure.

15

What is taken away when she moves to the new country?

Her passport.

16

What could the references to light and dark represent?

Good and Bad

17

Which poem does it link with most effectively?

Checking Out Me History

18

What is an emigrant?

Someone who leaves their country to settle in another, permanently

19

There is a strong sense of what in the poem?

Nostalgia

20

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

21

What could the city represent?

Anything that the speaker has had to leave behind

22

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

It creates a personal ad intimate tone

23

What techniques mirror how fragmented and war-torn the place she has fled from is?

The lack of regular rhythm and rhyme
Enjambment
Caesura

24

What is another effect of enjambment in the poem?

It gives the poem fluidity and a certain gentleness and tenderness.
This could emphasise her affection towards the city.

25

Compared to the lack of regular rhyme or rhythm, what could the regular stanzas reflect?

They could reflect the speaker's refusal to the let the disruption and war overpower her memories.

26

What could the slightly longer final stanza reflect?

Her desire to prolong those positive memories (e.g. how she is dancing through the city)

27

What are some of the key themes explored in the poem?

Danger and bravery
Memory and Nostalgia
Childhood

28

Give an example of personification in the poem:

"I comb its hair and love its shining eyes"

29

What is the effect of the personification in "I comb its hair and love its shining eyes"?

It intensifies the sense of the speaker's love and affection towards the city

30

Give an example of a metaphor in the poem:

"The worst news I receive of it cannot break / My original view, the bright filled paperweight"