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· The poem is a personal memory describing the crossing of the
Iran/Iraq border as the poet and her family returned to their native
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· Varied stanza and line lengths
· Explores different perspectives…read more

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Form Explanation:
· The variation of stanza and line lengths reflects the borders and how
they are random- they do not show a real difference but are placed
their by governments
· The different perspectives gives a holistic description of the
transition. Not only is it affecting the poet's family but other families
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· `Our' `We' `I'
· `Cleaner' `More beautiful' `Much kinder'
· Use of first person pronouns
· Plain language
· Use of comparatives…read more

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