Poetic techniques and quotes search for my tongue by sujata bhatt presents from my aunts in pakistan by moniza alvi half caste by john agard two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a. Search for my tongue you ask me what i mean by saying i have lost my tongue i ask you, what would you do if you had two tongues in your mouth, and lost the first one, the mother tongue, and could not really know the other, the foreign tongue. Search for my tongue lost my tongue she presents a bizarre vision of room, bed and chairs breaking out of the house and rising up - the chairs crashing. Using presents form my aunts in pakistan, and search for my tongue search for my tongue is about the conflict between the poet's first language, gujarati and the foreign language she now uses, english. In this poem search for my tongue, i think that it expresses a lot of confusion and fear in why she keeps losing her tongue repetitoin is used with the word tongue and the phrase spit it out this creates effect because, it brings you back to the points being made.
'presents from my aunt' uses myriads of similes and metaphors, whereas 'search for my tongue' uses more personification in the writing also, 'presents from my aunt' is much more descriptive than 'search for my tongue' and is written in stanzas, in contrast to 'search fr my tongue', which is an enjambment. Poem by sujata bhatt homework by ariela search for my tongue. Different places and cultures: from search for my tongue, not my business, presents from my aunts in pakistan, hurricane hits england subject write a short description (one sentence) of what each poem is about.
This resource focuses on the poems, 'presents from my aunts in pakistan (moniza alvi) and 'search for my tongue' (sujata bhatt) there are a range of worksheets which explore the poetic techniques and devices used in each poem. In search for my tongue, the three-level rendering of language estranges things for both english and gujarati speakers, and for bilingual speakers - who do not need the romanised transliteration, which is no help to the anglophone reader either. Poetry from different cultures and traditions from search for my tongue by sujata bhatt presents from my aunts in pakistan by moniza alvi.
This poem is about sujata bhatt being afraid that she was losing her identity as a gujarati-speaking indian it comes from a time when she was in america studying english, and feared she was being 'americanised', and forgetting her first language (her 'mother tongue'. Sujata bhatt - search for my tongue for the poet sujata bhatt language seems to be synonymous with the tongue, the physical act of speaking the poet's gujarati roots and indian childhood are two important elements which seem to comprise the deep layers of her identity. From search for my tongue, from unrelated incidents, half-caste, love after love, this room, not my business, presents from my aunts in pakistan different places/cultures from search for my tongue, not my business, presents from my aunts in pakistan, hurricane hits england. Home gcse english essay on search for my tounge and presents from my aunts in pakistan essay on search for my tounge and presents from my aunts in pakistan hope this is useful. Search for my tongue is a poem by sujaa bhatt the poem is studied in england as part of the aqa anthology i have always thought of myself as an indian who is outside india, the poet has said in an interview, stating that her language is the deepest layer of her identity.
Can be used with the 'search for my tongue 1' lesson this room: a simple presentation to introduce the ideas and language in imtiaz dharker's poem 'this room' this room essay plan: essay title and helpful hints to get students started. Mother tongue (gujarati) and foreign tongue (english) for most readers these will be the other way around, while some, like her, will understand both. Search for my tongue lyrics you ask me what i mean by saying i have lost my tongue i ask you, what would you do the third section presents the tongue as a bud that grows and blossoms. Presents from my aunts in pakistan seems to be much more like a conversation with either herself or with a close friend, but search for my tongue seems much more like a letter of complaint in the case of search fore my tongue the poet uses her mother tongue and cyrillic writing and english character in her language.
While 'search for my tongue' uses a number of poetic techniques such as metaphors, 'half-caste' uses less formal poetic techniques in my opinion 'half-caste' is the most effective through its use of humour which has a powerful effect on the audience and allows use to understand his message more thoroughly. Search for my tongue and presents from my aunts in pakistan both show people thinking about their 'roots' how does each poem convey their thoughts and fe essayssearch for my tongue and presents from my aunts in pakistan both show people thinking about their 'roots. Search for my tongue poem analysis it talks about losing the mothersearch for my tongue considers what it is like when you feel you are losing your culture while presents from my. Search for my tongue by sujata bhatt is a work that describes the struggle of a person embracing a new culture and tongue while having the ongoing fear of forsaking the core details of who they are in the process.
Bbc presents this is a keen little video about search for my tongue that also includes bhatt's own two cents on the poem student take. Search for my tongue - sujata bhatt you ask me what i mean by saying i have lost my tongue i ask you, what would you do if you had two tongues in your mouth, and lost the first one, the mother tongue, and could not really know the other, the foreign tongue.
This poem or rather extract from a long poem explores a familiar ambiguity in english - tongue refers both to the physical organ we use for speech, and the language we speak with it. The poems presents from my aunts in pakistan and search for my tongue show how being part of two very different cultures can be both a negative and positive experience the poem presents from my aunts in pakistan is about a girl who sails to england from pakistan. 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. As search for my tongue reflects, those experiences can be alienating and challenging, but they can also reaffirm what home feels and sounds like—especially in terms of the words you speak sometimes your true connection to home can be hiding in plain sight—or, you know, just behind your teeth.