- Young girl born in Pakistan but lives in England
- Belongs to 2 cultures
- Girl's aunts send her Pakistani clothes but she would rather wear Western clothes
- Feels Pakistani clothes are too beautiful for her to wear.
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- Set in England
- Images of Pakistan
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- The problems and frustrations caused by belonging to 2 cultures
- Fond memories of the past and childhood
- How our cultural backgrounds shape who we become
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- Use of colour
- Positive and negative diction
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- L4 - 'glistening like an orange split open'
- L23 - 'and I was aflame'
- Ls40-41 - 'My salwar kameez didn't impress the schoolfriend'
- L67 - 'of no fixed nationality'
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- Origins and cultural identities: Search for my tongue, Unrelated incidents, This room, Hurricane hits England
- The difficulty of belonging to 2 cultures: Search for my tongue, Hurricane hits England
- Alienation: Search for my tongue, Hurricane hits England
- The strength of childhood memories: Hurricane hits England
- Respect for ancient traditions/culture/language: Unrelated incidents, Search for my tongue, Hurricane hits England
- Describing places in detail: This room
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