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Why is identity so important to poets from a different culture?

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Why is identity so important to poets from a different culture? I believe that poets struggle to find their true identity as they might have an ongoing battle between two, as in 'search for my tongue', it is about the poet who has 'two tongues in her mouth' which symbolizes her two cultures, which displays her two identities. In the poem, there is an ongoing battle between her 'mother tongue' and her 'foreign tongue' and how she cannot 'use them both together' - showing that the two cultures would clash. ...read more.

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This is like in 'presents from my Aunts in Pakistan', as in this poem, the poet also wants just the one identity as she rejects the presents she gets sent over from her other (Pakistani) culture, but she feels she couldn't escape it either as she 'couldn't rise up out of it's fire'. In the poem, she calls herself 'half English' which shows that she does not belong entirely to one culture, and therefore because she has a mix of two cultures, she has two identities. ...read more.

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my Aunt in Pakistan', the poet 'recalls the story' of sailing across to England, and how she left her original culture behind. Overall, I believe identity is important to poets from a different culture as they have never felt they have had a set identity, as even though they may try hard to escape one culture and form a single identity, their past will always be part of them and they will always have the constant battle between their two different cultures. ...read more.

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