LO: Can I analyse the language of a poem?. Last poem!. 12 th November. Amina Sajida Shunara Akhiya. Ragia Rubia Tanya Hanifa. Sadia Fahmida Rema Tanzila. Bykisa Nahida Houda Nazmin. Rujina Yasmin Sharika Aniqa. 1. Spokesperson Scribe Chair Group member. Rujina
Spokesperson Scribe Chair Group member
What do you associate with the colour?
What connotations does it have?
Budgie (short for budgerigar)
Edam (type of cheese)
and the neighbours. The crocuses’ yellow tongues
try to talk. The yellow bird in the birdcage is let out –
sometimes it flies alarmingly into my nest of hair.
I dream of budgies born in my curls. My mother
takes the yellow and white checked tea towel
from the kitchen and weeps into it before
drying the dishes; but she never cries into
the tea towel that is the map of New Zealand,
the south island, the north island, Christchurch, Wellington.
Never weeps into that one. My father, on the phone,
barks at cowardly comrades, Now look her comrade! My brother
plays his flute in between chirping Not listening Not listening.
into a runny yellow yolk and says, Don’t be fussy! Get that down you!
When my grandmother comes, my mother rushes up the stairs
and throws up in the bathroom. When my grandmother leaves,
my mother says, ‘She always has that effect on me.’
Then we eat, my mother and I, her on her empty stomach,
eat what she calls a plate, ‘Shall we make a plate?
Cheer ourselves up?’ The plate has passionate beetroot balls
rolling across it, a piece of Edam because it’s slimming,
a slice of ham, a happy yellow pineapple ring.
Two white sweet pickled onions stare like blind eyes.
Can you summarise the poem in less than 20 words?
The poem Yellow is about…