Huguenout - Nick Sherman 1/29/08 Postcolonial Lit....

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Nick Sherman 1/29/08 Postcolonial Lit. Explication 1 I believe that The Huguenot Graveyard at the Heart of the City uses deliberate imagery to help capture the Huguenot’s flight more vividly than with simple explanations. The poem’s third line begins by setting the tone for the poem, at twilight, which is fitting because the Huguenots most likely fled France during the night. The fourth line also helps paint a dark mood of the graveyard and the Huguenot’s plight by a deliberate use of the verb “shadows” when referring to the tragedy of their exile. The poem then goes on to say that the Irish were vain for feeling as though they were the only people willing to accept their refugees. I believe that the author is reflecting on Ireland’s prolonged history of religious intolerance, and how vain they were for believing they were the most tolerant of all other societies at the time. In the eighth line shadows is used to refer to their literal shadows, which I believe helps to reinforce the
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ENGW 1301 taught by Professor Cross during the Spring '08 term at St. Edwards.

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