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Father Returning Home by Dilip Chitre

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Irène Roche

on 12 May 2016

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Transcript of Father Returning Home by Dilip Chitre

Subject Matter
about the father of the poet
description of :
- the father
- his way back home in the train
- the father at his house
sad & lonely
poor & self-neglected
slow, monotonous
everything same each day = routine
Technique
Structure
2 stanzas:
first: his way back home (train, walking...)
stanza 1: composed of 3 parts
-he is in the train
-description of the father
-he gets off the train
second: when the father is at home
Summary
poem is about a father isolates and alienated from modern society
the poet uses metaphors, similes, rhythms and lexical field in order to convey a sense of darkness, sadness and loneliness
the father clings to his family but they don’t want to make effort for him
--> makes the reader feel compassion for this alienated father and grandfather
Purpose/ Theme/ Message
alienation
isolation/abandonment
old age
world is too modern for the old father
tries to cling on to his life & his family but nobody wants to make an effort for him
Identify emotion/ mood/ feeling
dark atmosphere contributes to the description of the father that is sad & alone through the following lexical field:
darkness: "silent"; "soggy"; "black"; "grey"; "cold"
dulness: "dimmed"; "fade"; "weak"; "stale"; "grey"; "sullen"
deliquescent/ decay: "humid"; "mud"; "soggy"; "cold"; "falling apart"
Father Returning Home by Dilip Chitre
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