Tissue by Imtiaz Dharker

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  • Tissue by Imtiaz Dharker
    • Language
      • "light shine through"
      • "Koran", "grand design"
      • "smoothed and stroked and turned"
      • "grocery shops" "was sold" "credit card"
      • "sun shines through"
      • "layer over layer", "luminous script"
      • "never with to build again with brick"
      • positive language
      • "raise a structure never meant to last"
      • political language
      • culture
      • "turned into your skin"
    • Form and Structure
      • no rhyme scheme
      • enjambment and caesura to signify change of idea or emotion
      • equal size stanzas + one line at the end
      • repetition of positive ideas
      • direct adress
      • changes between positives (light) and things that are worthless
      • ongoing molologue
    • Emotions
      • positive - light is the centre of life and a powerful force
      • control
      • identity
      • pride/ power
      • childhood/ hints in the poem
      • excitement and exploration
    • Conflicts
      • power of identity
      • materialistic things
      • symbolic value of paper
      • society's ideas and history
      • power of nature
      • religion and culture
      • ideas of terrorism/ 9/11 or Berlin Wall
    • Context
      • poems look at issues such as religion, terrorism and global politics and identity
      • born in 1954
      • troubles of the modern world
      • world would be better if it shared qualities with 'tissue'
      • raised in Glasgow but has Pakistani origins
      • point of view of someone looking at the conflicts and troubles of the modern world
    • Past and Present
      • poem looks at current issues but also issues that happened in the past
      • thinks about the future and not focusing on the difficulties we have in the present
      • world should change
      • past isnt good enough and neither is the present

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