A Different History –Sujata Bhatt
Sujata Bhatt’s poem ‘A Different History’ is an appealing poem because it _______________________________________. The poem is divided up into two sections and the tone also changes from the descriptive to some very big questions. The first part of poem reflects Bhatt’s cultural background. We know this because there are references made to _______________________ and ______________________. This is rather appealing to the reader as we _____________________________
__________________________________________________________________. Upon the first reading the first poem appears to be about ___________________. Though later it becomes clear that the poem is about learning a new language. I can personally relate to the poem because _______________________________ ____________________________________________. I remember finding it hard to learn another language because ____________________________. The second part of the poem becomes more wide-ranging and far-reaching. Bhatt makes references to how a new language becomes the dominant one, the linga franca of a particular country. Countries adopt new languages because ________________ __________________________________________________________________. Clearly Bhatt is negative about being forced to adopt a new language because ____________________________________________. The poem ends on a slightly more uplifting note with the last line referring to ___ __________________________________________________________________.
This suggests that _____________________________________________
I like this poem because ____________________________. I also find it interesting because _____________________________________.