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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The speaker's grandmother's house is a place full of memories for her. Her grandmother had died some years before, and she is nostalgic about the house because she had spent many happy times there. The speaker is also nostalgic about the house and the time she spent there because it is now full of mRead more

    The speaker’s grandmother’s house is a place full of memories for her. Her grandmother had died some years before, and she is nostalgic about the house because she had spent many happy times there. The speaker is also nostalgic about the house and the time she spent there because it is now full of memories of her grandmother for her.

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    Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The speaker was filled with a sense of pride while living in her grandmother's house because she was raised in her home. She did not want to leave her grandmother's house because it was filled with memories of her childhood and a sense of pride. Read summary of this poem

    The speaker was filled with a sense of pride while living in her grandmother’s house because she was raised in her home. She did not want to leave her grandmother’s house because it was filled with memories of her childhood and a sense of pride.

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  1. The whole poem deals with the nostalgia. The nostalgia originates from the house in which her grandmother lived. The books which she saw as a child are also an element of nostalgia. She is thinking of those windows as a metaphor now. The nostalgia is about the dead too, the loss of her grandmother.Read more

    The whole poem deals with the nostalgia. The nostalgia originates from the house in which her grandmother lived. The books which she saw as a child are also an element of nostalgia. She is thinking of those windows as a metaphor now. The nostalgia is about the dead too, the loss of her grandmother.

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  1. The central idea of the poem "my grandmother's house"is a longing for the past ,poets happy days with her grandmother. "my grandmother's house " is an expression for the poetess ,longing for the grandmother's house where she was proud and loved. So the central idea of the poem "my grandmother's housRead more

    The central idea of the poem “my grandmother’s house”is a longing for the past ,poets happy days with her grandmother. “my grandmother’s house ” is an expression for the poetess ,longing for the grandmother’s house where she was proud and loved. So the central idea of the poem “my grandmother’s house” is longing for love and the failure to achieve love runs throughout the poem.

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  1. Following are the main literary devices used in the poem My Grandmother's House. Simile- It is a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds. i.e. My blood turned cold like the moon, lie behind my bedroom door like a brooding dog. Metaphor- it is figure of speechRead more

    Following are the main literary devices used in the poem My Grandmother’s House.

    1. Simile– It is a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds. i.e. My blood turned cold like the moon, lie behind my bedroom door like a brooding dog.
    2. Metaphor– it is figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity. i.e. to peer through blind eyes of windows

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  1. As a confessional poem, it provides us a glimpse of her personal history. She is confessing us about her childhood by giving realistic description. We come to know how her grandmother’s place became desolated after her death. She confesses her present state which is disappointed with the calculatedRead more

    As a confessional poem, it provides us a glimpse of her personal history. She is confessing us about her childhood by giving realistic description. We come to know how her grandmother’s place became desolated after her death.

    She confesses her present state which is disappointed with the calculated love which she gets from strangers after begging for it.

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  1. Following are the main themes in the poem My Grandmother's House Recollection from past(nostalgia) – The major theme of the poem is reminiscing about one’s childhood. The poet is in disagreement with her present and is trying to console herself by looking back at her childhood when she was living wiRead more

    Following are the main themes in the poem My Grandmother’s House

    1. Recollection from past(nostalgia) – The major theme of the poem is reminiscing about one’s childhood. The poet is in disagreement with her present and is trying to console herself by looking back at her childhood when she was living with her grandmother.
    2. Need for love – The speaker here describes her time with grandmother as the time when she was loved and proud of it. A person’s constant need for love and its varying degree of disappointment is displayed here through a personal instant of the poet’s childhood.
    3. Despair – The speaker here is in despair because she feels like she has lost her way. Earlier, she must have been too certain of herself but now she begs for love at stranger’s door and they are not at all like her grandmother.

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