Blessing - Imtiaz Dharker

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  • Created by: Lihanam
  • Created on: 17-05-11 19:51

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

Techniques used

  • 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


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