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Sand From the Gobi Desert by Lorna Crozier
Transcript of Sand From the Gobi Desert by Lorna Crozier
Another would send her, if she could, the
rare flakes of
the salt from a woman's
settles finely its
Joy, loss, family & marriage
no distinct chronological order
no rhyme scheme
from the Gobi Desert blow
n an eye.
en from its wings of grit,
identify the origin and name. You have to
Northern China & Mongolia
The fact that Crozier mentions that the
sand blows from the Gobi Desert, in China/ Mongolia to Saskatchewan, in Canada, which, yet an exaggeration, emphasizes the extent of the travels of the sand, presenting a global perspective, which is a recurring idea in 'Sand From the Gobi Desert'.
"irritation in an eye..."
Vowel repetition usually
results in a soothing mood,
however, in this context, this comfort contrasts/juxtaposes with the irritation and agony.
Speeds up the rhythm
Leaves room for deduction
Places emphasis on this particular line/ idea
'll' highlights the minuteness of the pollen grains
Emphasis on 'wonder' and 'fascination' (tone)
from these fields ends up: Zimbabwe, Fiji,
row of shoes outside a
green rise of a belly in the Jade Museum in Angkor Wat
And what of our breath,
freed from a comb, the torn
threads of shadows
on my u
. She's been crying in Paris on the street that means
Middle of the Day though it's night there, and she doesn't want
the day to come.
Would it comfort her to know another, halfway round the world,
can taste her grief?
before the sunrise
, snow that barely fleeces the brown
back of what's
too dry to be a field of wheat, and winter's almost passed. Snow
on her lashes.
3rd person to 1st person
What of apple blo
, my father'
that slip out of reach
Is it comforting to know the
never travels empty
A sparrow in the
rides the laughter spilling from our kitchen, the smell of garlic
elicious where and where it falls.
Sparrow: Metaphor & Symbolism
Symbol: joy, inclusion, community
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Calat Alhambra (Alhambra Palace)
Overall Ideas/ Themes
Pain, suffering -> Empathy
Synesthesia: Visual & tactile imagery
"Milieu de la Journèe"
Situational Irony &
Setting & Imagery
Connections with reader
Everyone's interconnected some how
Across races and religions: find some common ground
Inanimate objects (sand, wind, snow)