Presents from Aunts in Pakistan

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... Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan all about? * The speaker in the poem, who is of mixed race, describes the gifts of clothes and jewellery sent to her in England by her Pakistani relatives. * She is drawn to the loveliness of these things, but feels awkward wearing them. She feels more comfortable in English clothes - denim and corduroy. * She contrasts the beautiful clothes and jewellery of India with boring English cardigans/from Marks and Spencer. * She tries to remember what it was like for her family to travel to England. * Her knowledge of her birthplace, which she left as a baby, comes to her only through old photographs and newspaper reports. * She tries to imagine what that world might be like. Glossary Salwar kameez Loose trousers and tunic, traditionally worn by Pakistani women Sari The traditional dress worn by women in India and some parts of Pakistan Mirror-work Asian clothing is ...English coursework From the selection of poems based on different cultures and traditions, compare and contrast any TWO that you find particularly interesting or enjoyable. (you must choose poems by different poets) 'Presents from my aunts in Pakistan' by Moniza Alvi, and 'Search for my tongue' by Sujata Bhatt, are two poems which I have chosen from the selection of poems based on different cultures and traditions. I have chosen these poems, because both poems are about one person who is remembering their homeland using objects and dreams to explain, how much they miss their homeland, including culture. Both poets have expressed their feelings deeply about their cultures and traditions, using things that they miss and want. For example, Moniza Alvi, in 'Presents from my aunts in Pakistan' uses clothes, jewellery, presents, etc... to express who she is. Where as, Sujata Bhatt, in, 'Search for my tongue', uses her mother tongue, Gujarati, of...It was a awful night. Rain smashed like a loud drum against the windows, the noice of a monster occasionally appeared, well the

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