What is 'Blessing' about?
The poem describes what happens when a water pipe bursts in a poor community that does not usually have access to water. It explores what is valuable in different cultures
- Metaphors - (for water) - 'blessing', silver', 'liquid sun' - all positive, precious images
- Sound Imagery/Onomatopoeia - 'screaming', 'drip', 'splash', 'crashes', 'roar', 'sings' to reflect the sound of the water and the community reacting to it.Simile - 'the skin cracks like a pod' shows the dry, hot climate. 'Pod' could represent growth
- Enjambement - Flowing…