- Describes a hurricane
- The woman in the poem remembers hurricanes in her homeland
- The hurricane represents her inner turmoil of belonging to 2 cultures
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- The force of nature
- The strength of memories from the past and the effect they can have on your life
- The importance of culture and language
- The inner turmoil that belonging to 2 different cultures might be experienced by a person.
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- Negative diction
- Religious chants
- First person
- Third person
- Pathetic fallacy
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- L4 - 'The howling ship of the wind'
- L7 - 'Fearful and reassuring'
- Ls 8, 9, 10 - 'Talk to me'
- L17 - 'Reaping havoc'
- L32 - 'Sweet mystery'
- L33 - 'come to break the frozen lake in me'
- L36 - 'the earth is the earth is the earth'
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- Origins and cultural identities: Search for my tongue, Unrelated incidents, This room, Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan
- The difficulty of belonging to 2 different cultures: Search for my tongue, Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan
- Alienation: Search for my tongue, Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan
- The strength of childhood memories: Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan
- Respect for ancient traditions/culture/language: Unrelated incidents, Search for my tongue, Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan
- Acceptance of who you are: Love after love, This room, Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan
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