Comparing Poems 'Exile And Crossing The Border'

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People feel isolated when they go to a new place. In the poems “Exile” and “Crossing the Border” both speakers feels isolated when they are both leaving to a new country. In “Exile” the speaker shows that she feels secluded when she said, “two swimmers looking down at the quiet surface of our island waters.” She uses this metaphor to show that she feels alone because she is different from everyone and everything that is surrounding her. In “Crossing the Border” the speaker made it clear that she doesn’t feel accepted when she says “we don’t look like we belong to either side.” The border guard harshly interrogated the family because of their looks and cultural backgrounds. Not only this but both speakers felt hopeless when they were on their

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