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A dramatisation of Imtiaz Dharker's 'Living Space' followed by an explanation of the image of the eggs and the egg basket. She then gives an insight into how people feel about coming to live in Bombay.
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15 January 1999

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to introduce or explore 'binary pairs'. Students could read the poem and pick out key images, then arrange them into opposites, identifying the central tensions in the poem. They can then look for images that they feel lie at the heart of the poem (eg the eggs) and explore connotations and meanings. They can then watch the first part of the clip and discuss how the filming looks to bring out certain images in the text before hearing Dharker's own reflections. Students can then look for images of chaos, strength and fragility in their own lives or other poems.

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