Search for My Tongue

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This is very similar to my original cluster document, but as part of my revision I tend to go over things so this is just a rerun of this poem; the difference being i've added a table considering the tone, ideas, imagery etc. Enjoy, let me know what you thin

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  • Created on: 17-05-11 18:00
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Search for my tongue
You ask me what I mean
by saying I have lost my tongue.
I ask you, what would you do
if you had two tongues in your mouth,
and lost the first one, the mother tongue,
and could not really know the other,
the foreign tongue.
You could not use them both together
even if you thought that way.
And if you lived in a place you had to
speak a foreign tongue,
your mother tongue would rot,
rot and die in your mouth
until you had to spit it out.
I thought I spit it out
but overnight while I dream,
(munay hutoo kay aakhee jeebh aakhee bhasha)
(may thoonky nakhi chay)
(parantoo rattray svupnama mari bhasha pachi aavay chay)
(foolnee jaim mari bhasha nmari jeebh)
(modhama kheelay chay)
(fullnee jaim mari bhasha mari jeebh)
(modhama pakay chay)
it grows back, a stump of a shoot
grows longer, grows moist, grows strong veins,
it ties the other tongue in knots,
the bud opens, the bud opens in my mouth,
it pushes the other tongue aside.
Everytime I think I've forgotten,
I think I've lost the mother tongue,
it blossoms out of my mouth.

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Themes Tone Structure Sound Imagery Ideas
Search Language Begins Written in 3 sections, as she Begins with colloquial 2 tongues in her H
for my symbolizing mournfully explains how she finds it language, but also uses her mouth, extended o
Tongue cultural and ends difficult to allow both her mother tongue to illustrate metaphor of it w
identity, and triumphantly. languages coexist. She then how it can come back. becoming a plant.…read more

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