This text portrays the physical journey between continents as lengthy. This is evident “In the fourth week the sea dropped clear away And they were there ...” which contains features of imagery, pronouns and ellipsis. The Imagery appeals to the audiences visual senses and creates an atmosphere. Ellipsis gives a sense of ambiguity & evokes attentiveness in the audience. Pronouns evoked in the poem allows the theme to be easily accessed by the audience by suggesting the migrants have a lack of identity as a result of leading their homeland & traveling for a prolonged period.
It reinforces that physical journeys may improve your physical situation & may present new surroundings. Evident in the quote“In which both earth & water were being blent As it pulsed up in rich wells from underground” “But still the skies stayed friendly”
Imagery is utilised in the text to engage the audiences’ sense of sight to effectively convey the idea of finding comfort in new surroundings.
Alliteration is employed to add a rhythmic quality to the text, to pique the audiences’ interest.