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Carpet Weaver - Morocco / general information

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Introduction

"Carpet Weavers - Morocco" by Carol Rumens Carol Rumens creates a memorable poem by comparing the differences between cultures, traditions, religions, etc. It makes people realise that the world us we know it is not the same in all countries and continents. The poem explores the reality of "Morocco", but it is just an example of how people live in lots of countries similar to this one. But in this case Rumens emphasises on how children work in their everyday duty: carpet weaving. ...read more.

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this means they learn in their day by day life. Carpet weavers make their fantasy world through the pattern that suddenly "looms" in their work. As we see it from the outside this world seems to be unfair, with social injustice and abusing child labour, however for them is not as awful as it seems to be for us; it is their life and many of them are not concerned that there is another type of life where children do not work and go to school. ...read more.

Conclusion

Alliterations on the poem make the reading easier. Structure in this poem is not complex, it consist of four stanzas of three lines each. This rigidity on the structure is similar to the rigidity with which children work. There is no rhyme scheme To conclude, it is right to say that Rumens succeeded in comparing different religions, cultures and lifestyles. Because describes perfectly well the children's duty and how their life is totally different from occidental kids' ones. "The children are hard at work in the school of days" ...read more.

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