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Compare and contrast the poem "presents from aunts in Pakistan" and "hurricane hits England write about the ways in witch the poets explore and consider their cultural identities

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Compare and contrast the poem "presents from aunts in Pakistan" and "hurricane hits England write about the ways in witch the poets explore and consider their cultural identities

The two poems are both about an individual who has moved to England from their homeland, they both receive a reminder of their past that takes them on their journey to explore and consider their cultural identities. Alvi the writer of preasants from aunts in Pakistan receives beautifull clothing from her aunts in Pakistan, but living in England she is in a dilemma as wearing theise clothes would distance herself from her English peers. Nichols, writer of hurricane hits England moved to England from the carrabean and she feels that the hurricane that has unusually hit englad was their to visit her "come to let me know she says this because she believes there is a supernatural connection between her and the hurricane. My interpretation of the poem is that nicols comes to the conclusion that nationality is merley a detail and we are all people on earth "That the earth is the earth is the earth" nicols has looked beond cultural differences and realise that we all

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