Archivo por días: 26/08/2015


This is a video which summarises the story, Sandpiper.

This is a presentation that makes a deeper analysis on the story.


This is my personal conclusion on the story:

I liked the general topic of the story, but what I didn’t like about it is the sadness it transmitted. While I was reading the story I felt really sad and sorry for the portagonist. I could place myself in the position of beign physically on a location and physcologically in another one. like the protagonist. I liked the symbolism of the sanpiper and what it meant in the story, her drifting and coming back from her memories and old good times.

A Different History

After reading the poem “A Different History” in Literature class, we had to watch a presentation and answer the questions to reflect and think about.

What is being compared in the poem?

Comparison is made between Greek and Indian gods: ‘[Pan] simply emigrated / to India’, and ‘Here [in India], the gods roam freely’.

What is the attitude towards books?

Next the poem focuses on the reverential attitude towards books in a country where ‘every tree is sacred’. Books symbolize identities, ideologies, knowledge, power, language.

Is there a change of mood in the poem?

A clear shift in mood comes at the start of the second section with the first rhetorical question which takes us to the heart of what the poem is about: ‘Which language / has not been the oppressor’s tongue?’

Do you feel that a particular point has been clarified by the tone of voice in which Bhatt reads the poem?

Yes, the tone Sujata uses while she is reading the poem is very depressing, and sad. She is making clear the point that she is serious about the topics she is discussing.

How does Bhatt use words and phrases to convey how sacred trees and books are?

She uses very striking language to convey this. She repeats the word “sin” four times, and then she uses words such as “rude”, “shove”, “slam” and “toss”.


After reading the poem “Continuum” in Literature class, we had to watch a presentation and answer the questions to reflect and think about.


  1. Why did the poet entitled the poem, “Continuum”? What does he mean by this use of the term?

In my opinion, the poem is entitled as “Continuum” because it’s a continuity. The poem is about a writer who cannot find inspiration to write a poem, so it’s like ironic “I am talking about myself”.  Here I found more analysis related to the relationship between the poem and the title:

  1. What is the role of irony in the poem?

We can identify irony because it’s a poem about a writer writing a poem about not knowing what to write about. And when he gets inspirited, he writes about his feelings, and we can clearly identify the blurriness in his mind.

  1. Are there examples of personification?

Yes, I could identify personification in the moon. The moon is personified in stanza 1, lines 1-2 “The moon rolls over the roof and falls behind my house”. This moon represents loneliness.

  1. Is the tone the same throughout the poem?

In my opinion it is. The tones of this poem are: gloomy, dazzled, confused, tormented, lonely, frustrated, dark, reflective, blurred and blind.

  1. What is the extended metaphor and what is its significance?

That while he is looking for inspiration to write a poem, he’s writing a poem.

  1. What is the effect of enjambment in the poem?

Enjambment is present in this entire poem. We have to read the entire poem to understand its meaning.

  1. Explore the meaning in the final sentence/stanza.

The writer finally found his inspiration, so he picks up his “tools” (pen, paper) and goes to sleep.