Coming Home - Gillian Clarke

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    • "untangles the hill, the lanes, the B-roads"
      • "triad, gives a country setting"
    • "for the milk and the post"
      • Tradition - people waking up
    • "gold"
      • colour indicates richness of the fields. Contrasts against Bill's sadness.
    • "turns the safe-house dead, blind and mute"
      • triad - shows suffering. Suggests the lack of safety.
    • "all pain lost in the simple fact of it"
      • starting to heal
    • "wind stirs"
      • metaphor - shows her reaction. As if life is being breathed into her soul again.
    • "doctor's silences"
      • Their inability to discover what is wrong with her.
    • "rehearses in my mind our house, one day"
      • possibility of being in the same situation.
    • "sunlight"
      • shows warmth, comfort.


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