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Identify and Explain the Key Quotes in the Poem 'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens

In this worksheet, students will develop an understanding of the poem 'The Emigree' by identifying and explaining the key quotes.

'Identify and Explain the Key Quotes in the Poem 'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA

Curriculum topic:   Poetry

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'The Emigree'

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

For this activity, you will need to turn to the poem 'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens, which can be found in the Power and Conflict section of your Anthology.





'The Emigree' is a poem about a person who was forced to leave their home country and journey to foreign shores to be safe. The narrator looks back with affection at the land they once called home, but which is now possibly run by a tyrant or in a state of war.


This poem focuses on the mind and memory of the speaker who had to flee danger as a child. In their imagination, their former city is still lit with sunlight - a motif for optimism and happiness.


In the following questions, you will be asked about the key quotations of the poem.


You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.

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