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    Post can anybody help me doing the interpretation of Grace Nichol's IGUANA MEMORY ?

    Hey Guys,

    I am a foreigner and I have got lots of difficulties when doing the interpretation of this poem.
    -IS THERE A LESS OBVIOUS MEANING THEN JUST THAT OF THE MEMORY OF AN IGUANA?
    -HOW IS THE METER OF EACH LINE?
    -WHERE ARE THERE ASSONANCES, ALLITERATIONS, ENJAMBMENTS, METHAPORS,... AND WHY?


    Saw an iguana once
    when I was very small
    came rustling across my path
    in our backdam backyard
    green like moving newleaf sunlight
    big like big big lizard
    with more legs than centipede
    so it seems to me
    eyes meeting mine
    and it must have stopped a while

    iguana and child locked in a brief
    split moment happening
    before it went hurrying
    for the green of its life

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    Re: Post can anybody help me doing the interpretation of Grace Nichol's IGUANA MEMORY

    Quote Originally Posted by sabrine.meier View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I am a foreigner and I have got lots of difficulties when doing the interpretation of this poem.
    -IS THERE A LESS OBVIOUS MEANING THEN JUST THAT OF THE MEMORY OF AN IGUANA?
    -HOW IS THE METER OF EACH LINE?
    -WHERE ARE THERE ASSONANCES, ALLITERATIONS, ENJAMBMENTS, METHAPORS,... AND WHY?
    Welcome to the forum, sabrine.

    We like to help when we can, but we don't help with homework assignments. Your teacher wants to know what you can do, not what we can do.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-Oct-2013 at 18:28. Reason: Fixing typo

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