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Father Returning Home
Transcript of Father Returning Home
Chitre uses descriptive language
Uses words that have a negative effect on the reader
E.g. Stales (line 14), Sullen (line 20)
Poet uses dim, dull, or dark colours
E.g. Grey (line 10), Black (line 4)
Chitre uses a lot of punctuation throughout the poem
Every line begins with a capital
Formal language used
Like a word dropped from a long sentence (line 9)
Chitre was raised in a rural town, this helps him convey the alienation that he feels from being in an urban city. Father Returning Home is a concise poem about his life in an urban city with his children and his feelings towards it. In the second stanza, the man feels isolated (even with his family), for the man he was in total shock from visiting the city. Once he arrives home, his son (the narrator) immediately senses his fathers restlessness.
Analysis By: Mohammad SA and Hanya Ghazi
By: Dilip Chitre
About the Poet
Famous Indian writer/critic
From Post Indian independence era
Wrote poems in English and Marathi
Lived in a small town in the Indian district of Gujarat
The town was a rural town
Won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1994
Poem is evenly divided into 2 stanzas consisting 12 lines each
Stanzas divided by setting
Poet uses dull and sombre themes through out the poem
Makes the reader understand the character's isolation
Themes include: isolation and life changing move (rural to urban).
"Summary and Analysis of Father Returning Home by Dilip Chitre." Beaming Notes. N.p., 12 Sept. 2013. Web. 08 Jan. 2015. <http://beamingnotes.com/2013/09/12/summary-analysis-father-returning-home-dilip-chitre/>.
Borade, Rahul. "Analysis of ‘Father Returning Home’ by Dilip Chitre." ACADEMIC DESTRESSOR. N.p., July 2014. Web. 08 Jan. 2015. <http://www.academicde-stressor.com/analysis-of-father-returning-home-by-dilip-chitre/>.
Third person viewpoint
The narrator is describes as if he/she was watching him
This causes the atmosphere to be quite eerie
Pane, G. "Dilip Chitre's Message in Poem "Father Returning Home"?" Enotes.com. Enotes.com, 16 Dec. 2013. Web. 08 Jan. 2015. <http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-message-dilip-chitres-poem-father-returning-465612>.
This poem gave us a perspective on how hard changing your adapted environment is.