In The Émigrée, a displaced person reflects on their city of birth. The poem’s content, ideas, language and structure are explored. Comparisons and alternative interpretations are also considered.
Which of these options suggests Rumens aimed at deliberate ambiguity in 'The Émigrée'?
The narrator feels homesick for the city
The country and the city are never named
The narrator cannot return to the city
Which of these options best describes the word 'émigrée'?
A masculine form, used for a male person
A feminine form, used for a female person
A neutral form, used for either a male or female person
The city in the poem could be said to represent the past. Which figure of speech has the poet used?
A distended metaphor
A pretended metaphor
An extended metaphor
What do the narrator's repeated references to sunlight suggest?
That she has an idealised view of the city
That she has a realistic view of the city
That she has a pessimistic view of the city
Which figure of speech is used in the quotation 'I comb its hair and love its shining eyes'?
Which figure of speech is used in the quotation 'the bright, filled paperweight'?