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Blessing' by Imtiaz Darker and 'Presents From Pakistan' by Moniza Alva. The two poems are similar because they both give a different view about culture and religion. The two poems are about southwest Asian

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Comparison - 'Blessing' vs. 'Presents From Pakistan' Kashif Hussein I am going to compare 2 poems, which are called 'Blessing' by Imtiaz Darker and 'Presents From Pakistan' by Moniza Alva. The two poems are similar because they both give a different view about culture and religion. The two poems are about southwest Asian countries. The poets are also linked with the countries. I know this because of their names therefore their parents or relative can be from Pakistan or India. The poet's show how they feel about other countries and hoe it affects them and their culture. Culture can be made up in different ways. Some religions like Islam on allow Muslims to enter Saudi Arabia. This makes up a religious culture. Some people live by their race or ethnicity like in north Europe many people like to live with people from there and people who are the same colour as them. ...read more.


He also says that it's a gift from god, he explains why it is so pecous because the women have to walk miles to get to a rive or a well and they also have a big heavy pot on their heads. In addition 'p.f.pk' has a similar view but it shows how the narrator feels about herself and how her culture is affecting her lifestyle. She receives some of the finest clothes and jewellery from her relatives in Pakistan The narrator describes the gifts she receives from Pakistan as being very beautiful, but she doesn't feel comfortable wearing them because she's too modern and English. In the poem she also compare the clothes with denims and corduroys. She states that she has feels more comfortable although she know they aren't as beautiful as the Pakistani suit. ...read more.


The poem also contains some rhythm; rhyming words, alliteration and onomatopoeia does this. There are 2 rhymes in the poem they are 'pod' and 'god' as well as 'found', ground and' around'. These words are effective because they show that the poem has a rhythm and in the poem it finishes off the sentence. The alliteration in the poem is there to stand out, 'polished to perfection' as 'flow has found'. This is here so the poem stands out. The alliteration is also there to make the word after stand out. When the writer talks about the water she uses bits of onomatopoeia like rush, burst, crash and roar. These words are close to each other in the first half of the poem because they describe the water. In this part of poem, it has an iambic rhythm and it contains mixed syllables. The poem is very short as well it wants to concentrate on one thing and wants the reader to feel it. On the other hand ...read more.

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