Look We Have Coming to Dover!

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Look We Have Coming to Dover!

Look We Have Coming to Dover!

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In the first stanza of this piece, the speaker begins by presenting the English shore from the perspective of an immigrant. There is also frequent use of commas and hyphens throughout the poem, which may represent the idea of diversity and change within society due to the frequent use of these different types of punctuation. The waves are “ministered,” meaning they obey the needs of the tourists while the immigrants have to fight against them to make any progress. When they finally make it to shore they drive off in an inconspicuous van and try to make lives for themselves.

The poet uses words in whatever way seems to convey his meaning, regardless of whether this is ‘correct’, and subtly conveys extra layers of meaning. Nagra, whose own parents came to England from the Punjab in the 1950s, conjures a jazzed hybrid language to tell stories of aspiration, assimilation, alienation and love, from a stowaway's first footprint on Dover beach to the disenchantment of subsequent generations.For example, the first line of every stanza has eight, six, or seven syllables and the fifth somewhere between fourteen and sixteen. I confess that most modern poetry makes my teeth ache with boredom because it's so earnest and glum and 'look-how-cleverly-I-put-that! A similar technique is the use of British references and imagery to juxtapose with the non-English words and ideas. If that doesn't work, there may be a network issue, and you can use our self test page to see what's preventing the page from loading. Some readers may also interpret the less even structure as reminding them of their own experience with foreign languages, in which those who are less practiced may struggle to have an even and regular flow of conversation.

It is scary, employed by the speaker to show how those in England would view the immigrants coming to their country.I have had the honour of profiting from my good friend Daljit's teachings for a number of months now at my secondary school and would go so far as to say I am the finest student in the class, a muse if you will. While there is variety within stanzas regarding line length, there is a very even structure across the poem with five stanzas of five lines. As such, this would help to make the poem even more memorable and help a reader consider the implications and ideas of the poem in todays society. Some readers may see this as showing waves and tides with this gradual but clear flow and change, or alternatively the movement of people across the world throughout history and different cycles of immigration and emigration.

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