Where I Come From - Elizabeth Brewster

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IGCSE Literature Mind Map on Where I Come From - Elizabeth Brewster, created by Hien Minh on 02/04/2015.
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Where I Come From - Elizabeth Brewster
1 Structure
1.1 Stanza 3
1.1.1 3rd stanza with 2 lines, stand apart
1.1.1.1 Enter the mind of the poet.
1.1.1.1.1 A glimpse at the memory of the poet
1.2 General
1.2.1 Free verses, no rhyme
1.2.1.1 does not respect the organisation that she notices in the city
1.2.1.2 does not enjoy being restricted, but rather wild and free, like the nature
1.2.2 Uneven length
1.3 Stanza 1
1.3.1 impersonal (objective) and talks about different environments where people come from
1.3.2 Third person
1.3.2.1 Giving facts, not opinion
1.3.2.1.1 General viewing
1.4 Stanza 2
1.4.1 The second stanza fits in with the first one
1.4.1.1 rural area and urban cannot exist without each other and they support each other
1.4.1.1.1 Urban area provides rural with jobs and employment
1.4.1.1.2 rural provides the urban area with food and raw material
1.4.2 First person
1.4.2.1 the memories of the writer.
2 Main message/idea
2.1 Message
2.1.1 wherever people go and travel in their life, they always carry along with them parts of their birthplace with them.
2.1.1.1 The poet expresses her opinions upon urbanisation and the industrial revolution.
2.1.2 Different people Brewster had met throughout her life. She notes their backgrounds and other adventures/experiences they have about themselves.
2.2 Ideas
2.2.1 The memories of the author of every places that she has travelled. From a Urban city to the small rural area ←-- her birthplace
2.2.2 Criticise urbanisation
2.2.2.1 Destroy nature
2.2.2.1.1 Nature consist of diversity - a factor that create this world
2.2.2.1.2 Her childhood
2.2.3 The diversity of the world
2.2.3.1 Nature to urbanise
2.2.3.1.1 Makes unique individual
3 Notable quotations/techniques
3.1 "People are made of places"
3.1.1 people are affected with them by their birthplace and their character reflects the area that they grow up in
3.1.2 Implies the uniqueness that lies in between every individuals.
3.2 The description of places
3.2.1 List of natures
3.2.1.1 "jungles or mountains", "tropic grace", "cool eyes of sea gazers"
3.2.1.1.1 "grace" = a delicate beauty
3.2.1.1.2 Wild, peaceful, untouched. Free spirit. Diversity.
3.2.1.2 "blueberry patches in the burned-out bush"
3.2.1.2.1 blueberries can still grow => the strength of nature. At the end, nature has the power to endure anything
3.2.1.2.2 a delicious fruit,-> emphasis the beauty of nature
3.2.1.3 "clucking aimlessly
3.2.1.3.1 No restriction
3.2.1.3.1.1 a contrast of the cities described in stanza 1.
3.2.2 List of urbans
3.2.2.1 "smell of smog", "almost-not-smell of tulips", "tidily plotted
3.2.2.1.1 Smog= pollution from factories, vehicles. Suffocation?
3.2.2.1.2 the city have been so poluted that you can't barely smell the tulip
3.2.2.1.2.1 Urban destroy nature
3.2.2.1.3 "tidily plotted" = Planned by human all along
3.2.2.1.3.1 structure, order and lack of creativity.
3.2.2.2 "smell of work, glue factories"
3.2.2.2.1 Everyone is in the wheel of work, stress,..and "the glue factories" is the metaphor for the fact that everyone is stuck in the wheel and can't set their mind free
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