At the Border 1979 - Notes

HideShow resource information
Preview of At the Border 1979 - Notes

First 124 words of the document:

At the Border 1979 ­ Notes
About their homeland
First stage of exile
Refuge ­ safe place
Migrant ­ want to move
Stanza 1 ­ Guard speaking
`Grabbed' ­ quickly, in a hurry
Written from different perspectives
Stanza 2 ­ girls
Stanza 3 ­ sister
Border = rules and regulations ­ `the border guard told her off'
Personal pronouns ­ `my'
`We are going home' ­ caesura, emotive picture
Contrasts
`Much...more...much' ­ alliteration / exaggeration
Superlatives
Bantus ­ anticlimax
`Comparing both sides of the border' ­ comparing it in an adults view
`Chain' ­ child's perspective
`Inspected' ­ treated like criminals? Unwelcome
Muddy homeland ­ is this better?
`Encompassed' - exaggeration
Surrounding is ambiguous
Questioning mother
Emotion

Other pages in this set

Page 2

Preview of page 2

Here's a taster:

Alliteration
Tone
Language
Opinion
Imagery
Structure
About
Repeated Ideas
Tone
Words
Alliteration
Rhythm
Structure…read more

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all resources »