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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 come from the same place Earth. ...read more.

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poem that "I tried each saten-silken top-was ailien in the sitting room alvi feels out of place in theise clothes as she is unfamiliar whith the cultural background and the pakistani clothes are very different to the english clothes she is so used to seeing her peers wear, " my costume clung to me and I was a lame I couldn't fise up out of its fire half English " the use of the word costume suggests that she feels she is pretending to be Pakistani and she feels she cant rise up out of its "fire" because she is not Pakistani enough to handle the intenciti of the clothes. The tone of the poem portrayes the changing moods and emotions each of the poems. In alvis poem the first paragraph is spoken slow and emptey due to enjambment she feels banished and alone as if she has many questions that need answering "candy sriped bangles snapped drew blood" as if to say moving from Pakistan broke that love and caused her much pain and loss. In nicholses poe we can see that she aldo felt alone and lost but now she is beginning to feel more at ...read more.

Conclusion

The statements in stanza five of alvis poem anso has a negative memory of engloand "prikily heat had me screeming on the way" "ended up" these suggest that she didn't want to be going to England in the first place. Alvi has travelled more into exploring and considering her cultural background as the poem has proceeded, her poem has developed from being material to emotional, "they sent me shalmer kamees" "I pictured my birth place." At the beginning she is simpley just looking at the clothes but at the end she is deepley analysing her true feelings. In niccols poem the fouth and fith stanza suggests that nicholl s has also become further involvd in exploring and consifdering her cultural background, "short circit us further into darkness" this suggests that she feels she has no choise but to reflect on her past "short cirkit" to "further darkness" suggests that she moves deeper into her feelings she realises her pain. The structur of the poem is important as it shows the changindg emotions and memories it is also has an important role of portraying how the poets explore and consider their cultural backgeounds. I can see this in alvis pome because the line breaks to show contrasting feelings ...read more.

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