This creates a sense of nostalgic feelings in poet and in the reader due to the empathetic bond between the two. There is something exceptional and of worth whether you come from jungles or mountains, tropics or the sea, countryside or cities.
The second stanza has a direct line to the title of the poem; the poet talks about where she came from — her birthplace. The entire poem is based on emotions. However, it is not chronological.
This means that it has the ability to generate new things from old. Home may be where the heart is, but for Brewster in this poem, your heart is where your home is.
The breaking of it represents the fact that we cannot do this forever and that in some time of our lives we will all crack and leave. This is used by the poet so as to be able to make it easier for the reader to be able to imagine about the reader extensive use of imagery used when the poet describes the place.
This is when the poet starts to get surreal as she starts to get lost in her own memories of her past.
The rural area is not possible without an urban area as there is no point of comparison and the urban and rural area both depend on each other for progress and development. Alternatively, the door to her mind could indicate a doorway to her past as she starts to remember more and more. She then contrasts it to the world that she grew up in before she met these people.
The second stanza offers a sense of the speaker's nostalgia. We will all change to be the person that we once were. The lines of the poem follow no specific meter or rhyme. Therefore there is a suppression of expression and people start to look, do and sound more and more the same thing as they start to conform to the pressures of the urban area.
What a boring life that was. She here could be addressing urbanisation and how urban sprawl will eventually catch up with its rural counterpart, specifically the area around it, changing the area forever and the people with it.
The poet does through the poem — echo a bias towards the life led in the country side which, unlike the busy life led in the city, is peaceful, SEREAE and in the arms of the nature.
I find the pace of rural countryside life a complete anathema to my own personal rhythms — I seem to work, think, talk, move around school quicker than I should.
Brewster speculates here, I think. Similar to how the urban and rural area are so different, yet completely linked. The urban area depends on the rural area for raw materials and electricity while the rural area depends on the urban area for technology, employment and modern entertainment.
Horses in the sense that there is a similar time shift in the poem. Secondly when we make the big shift from the rural to urban area, the use of simplistic writing is good to address the big contrast between the two. Atmosphere of cities how different drops from them, like the smell of smog or the almost-not-smell of tulips in the spring, nature tidily plotted in little squares with a fountain in the centre; museum smell, art also tidily plotted with a guidebook; or the smell of work, glue factories maybe, chromium-plated offices; smell of subways crowded at rush hours.
She here could be addressing urbanisation and how urban sprawl will eventually catch up with its rural counterpart, specifically the area around it, changing the area forever and the people with it. The use of the rhetorical questions shows anger, challenging authority.
The fact that the wooden farmhouse and schoolhouse s is old, battered and is in need of paint exemplifies the fact that the farmhouse has been used a lot, probably by the childhood in her past which implies that she has spent a long time in that area and probably has a very big impact on her.
Elizabeth Winifred Brewster, CM (26 August – 26 December ) was a Canadian poet and academic.  Born in Chipman, New Brunswick, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick, a Master of Arts degree from Radcliffe College, a Bachelor of Library Science from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D Notable awards: Order of Canada.
Where I Come From - Elizabeth Brewster Where I Come From. Elizabeth Brewster. Summary: This poem is about the poet meeting all sorts of different people in her life.
She notes their background and the wonderful adventures that they have about they themselves travelling the world.
She then contrasts it to the world that she grew up in before she. Where I Come From Elizabeth Brewster About The Author Elizabeth Brewster was a Canadian poet (26 August – 26 December ) born in New Brunswick. Where I Come From - Poetry Analysis - Elizabeth Brewster.
/ 5. Hide Show resource information. not very intense change as 'I' is only used once in the whole poem. this change is only notable in the first verse. Elizabeth Brewster. born August 26 in canada.
died December 26 in canada; Access mindmap features. Elizabeth Brewster's "Where I Come From" is a twenty-one line poem broken into two stanzas (the first containing eleven lines and the second containing ten).
Where I Come From By: Elizabeth Brewster ‘Where I Come From’ Brief Biography • Born on 26 August,in Chipman, New Brunswick, Canada • Education: University of New Brunswick • Wrote to better understand herself, her world and those around her • Her accomplishments helped pave the way for young women poets of the following generations • She is considered by critics to be 5/5(1).Where i come from elizabeth brewster poem