Where I Come From -Elizabeth Brewster (Writing Template ESL)



From the title of poem, we can assume that Elizabeth Brewster’s ‘Where I Come From’ is about __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Although the opening line ‘People are made of places’ can be loosely described as form of alliteration, the repetition of the ‘p’ sound is particularly effective because it creates the impression that _____________________________________________________________________________________

Brewster goes on to describe the ‘Atmosphere of cities’ which is created be various distinctive smells such as ‘                              ‘, ‘                              ‘ , ‘                              ‘ ,‘                              ‘ and ‘                          ‘. Focusing on smells, rather than on sight and sound, suggests that it is the speaker’s memory of city-life and this is sharply contrasted in the next half of the poem which is about nature, and the environment where she grew up. I think the line ______________________________________ has a strong impact on the reader because _________________________________________________________________.


The second part of the poem is about the place where she grows up and she provides us with some stereotypical imagery of farm-life such as ____________________ and __________________________. The line ‘Spring and winter are the mind’s chief seasons’ reinforces the contrast established in the poem between town and rural life, though there is a change experienced in the final two lines.  ‘A door in the mind blows open’ suggest that __________________________________________________________


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