• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How Successfully The Writer Of An Unknown Girl Presents Her Feelings About The Countries She Visited

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

An Unknown Girl ? How Successfully The Writer Of ?An Unknown Girl? Presents Her Feelings About The Countries She Visited ?An Unknown Girl?, a poem detailing an English women?s experience in India, focuses on the themes of cultural identity and the contrast of east and west. The Englishwoman whom this poem is centred around appears to be fascinated by the native Indian culture she encounters during her time in the country. ...read more.

Middle

The personification of these dummies also helps to further the point of the west invading the east. The infiltration of the west into traditional eastern society is portrayed in a negative light in this poem. The references made to western things are often things that are not natural such as the western perm of the beauty pageants where the competitors wear make-up. The presentation of the West as unnatural helps to reinforce the idea of the West ruining traditional Indian culture. ...read more.

Conclusion

The idea of bright neon represents the brash, imposing nature of the West as opposed to the indigenous colours of the east. For example the ?satin-peach knee? which has a reference to fruit making it seem far more natural than the overly bright neon colours. This western imposition of electrical neon as opposed to tradition lighting methods represents the way traditional culture is slowly broken apart until it is lost forever. This idea is mirrored by the lost of henna by the visiting woman, which, like Indian culture is slowly being scraped away. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Other Poets section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Other Poets essays

  1. Compare and contrast Williams Wordsworths 'Daffodils with Gillian Clarke' Mroiracle on St David's Day

    Clarke in her poem uses alliteration, 'He is suddenly, standing, silently' this line breaks the tension built throughout the second, third and fourth stanzas. This use of alliteration also highlights the urgency of the unpredicted action of the dumb labouring man.

  2. Poetry English language

    In those days the monarch was the one who decided about when or where they went to War. In those days the kings were actually at the front line leading the army out onto the battlefield. Nowadays government people sit in offices and decide War like they do on videogames.

  1. Compare and contrast the presentation of a winter scene in Wordsworth's extract from the ...

    Another way both authors have of invite readers into the story (for they are both stories) is by using sound to illustrate the scene better, to add little details. Cider with Rosie does not use sound as much as The Prelude in the extract.

  2. English Coursework - Diverse Cultures

    They had no proper furniture, a makeshift 'apple box' for a shelf to keep personal belongings, which were mostly just soap, razors, talcum powder and western magazines.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work