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Compare the way in which two poets present a culture Many poets present their own cultures in many different ways. "Search for my tongue" by Sujata Bhatt is about an Indian woman who moved to the United States. She feels out of place, and the poet explains what it is like to speak and think in two languages. We see that she wonders whether she might lose the language she began with, fearing that she is not herself. We also find out that her mother tongue remains with her in her dreams, but sometimes fails to come to surface. ...read more.


The poem is written in free verse: the phrases are arranged loosely across the page. It is divided into stanzas of varying length. This poem has many small details which are spotted by the reader. These details give an insight to their lives as children, whether the memories are good or bad, it is these memories that make them who they are. "Small tin boats" The main difference the poet uses is the comparison of eastern and western life. The main thing that the poet used is clothing. The monologue spoken by the girl shows how she respects her eastern culture, yet longs for western lifestyles. ...read more.


??? ????? ???? (munay hutoo kay aakhee jeebh aakhee bhasha) ??? ????? ???? ?? (may thoonky nakhi chay) ????? ?????? ??????????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? (parantoo rattray svupnama mari bhasha pachi aavay chay) ????? ??? ???? ???? ???? ??? (foolnee jaim mari bhasha mari jeebh) ??????? ???? ?? (modhama kheelay chay) ????? ??? ???? ???? ???? ??? (fullnee jaim mari bhasha mari jeebh) ??????? ???? ?? (modhama pakay chay) Translated she says that she thought that her whole tongue was her whole language, that makes her herself. But her language had come back in her dreams. She also says that like a flower, her tongue grows back to her. And that her tongue has grown back. ...read more.

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