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How do the poets use evocated language?

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Both poets use evocative language which helps the reader to imagine the places in which the poems are set. Blessing is set in an Indian slum on the outskirts of a city, and the poem is about a very poor slum that is in the middle of a draught, when suddenly a water pipe bursts. The poem Blessing has a very clear message about how valuable water is and that they can't survive without it. They describe the pipe bursting by saying "Silver crashes to the ground." ...read more.


An example of assonance would be "Imagine the Drip of It". Imagine, Drip and It are the assonance by using and I sound. In the poem they describe there water as a "Voice of a God". This means that it sounds like a God when the water is running smoothly. Also "Voice of a kindly God" is a metaphor. In Blessing there are several alliterations including; "Small Splash, Flow Found, and Polished Perfection. These words are using the same first letter of each word to describe the water. ...read more.


"When a water tanker goes past, there's always a little child running behind the water tanker getting the bits of drips and it's like money, it's like currency. In a hot country in that kind of climate, it's like a gift. And the children may have been brought up in the city and grown up as migrants, but the mothers will probably remember that in the village they came from, they would have to walk miles with pots to get to a well, to the closest water source. So it really is very precious. When the water comes, it's like a god." By Joshua Garcia ...read more.

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