Presents From My Aunt in Pakistan (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore how Moniza Alvi presents her thoughts and feelings about receiving gifts from abroad and the ways they reflect aspects of her identity.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which word does the speaker in the poem use to describe her heart?

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Q2.Which phrase does the speaker repeat in the poem as she speaks to the Tropical Oya?

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Q3.What does the hurricane shake?

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Q4.Which technique does the poet use in the final line of the poem to convey a sense of acceptance of her new home?

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Q5.Why might the poem shift from third-person to first-person perspective?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which word does the speaker in the poem use to describe her heart?

1/5

Q2.Which phrase does the speaker repeat in the poem as she speaks to the Tropical Oya?

2/5

Q3.What does the hurricane shake?

3/5

Q4.Which technique does the poet use in the final line of the poem to convey a sense of acceptance of her new home?

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Q5.Why might the poem shift from third-person to first-person perspective?

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Presents From My Aunt in Pakistan Quiz

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Q1.Where was Moniza Alvi born?

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Q2.The poem 'Presents From My Aunt in Pakistan' comes from Alvi's first book of poems. What was this book of poetry called?

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Q3.The clothes the speaker receives in the poem are beautiful. What does the speaker compare the clothes to?

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Q4.What do the aunts from Pakistan request from the speaker?

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Q5.How does the speaker describe herself at the end of the poem?

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Quiz:

Presents From My Aunt in Pakistan Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Where was Moniza Alvi born?

1/5

Q2.The poem 'Presents From My Aunt in Pakistan' comes from Alvi's first book of poems. What was this book of poetry called?

2/5

Q3.The clothes the speaker receives in the poem are beautiful. What does the speaker compare the clothes to?

3/5

Q4.What do the aunts from Pakistan request from the speaker?

4/5

Q5.How does the speaker describe herself at the end of the poem?

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Lesson summary: Presents From My Aunt in Pakistan (Part 1)

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