Search For My Tongue- Sujata Bhatt

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  • Created on: 09-11-11 11:11

Search For My Tongue- Sujata Bhatt

  • The language symbolises cultural identity- never dies regardless of where you are
  • The 2 languages used in the poem (English and Gujerati) represent the 2 identities of the writer
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  • 1. "You ask me what I mean"- conversational- enages the reader for empathy
  • 2. "Lost my tongue"- isolation in new culture
  • 4. "Two tongues"- literally and metaphorically
  • 5. "Mother tongue"- feels familiar, close to, cares
  • 7. "Foreign tongue"- not hers, alien (Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan). The tongue is an extended

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