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1

What could the word "Tissue" mean in terms of a metaphor?

It could show the fragility of life and how when we die people will forget about us quickly as when a tissue is thrown away.

When we are born we are a fresh baby tissue in its packet but also how quickly life passes for a human but also a tissue is used then chucked away.

2

Outline how the poem describes objects and beings as Tissues in the poem.

She writes that the buildings are like tissue which could be a reference to the Twin Towers being soft after they were hit by the two planes on 9/11.

The tissue like papers of the Koran as this is relevant to the poet as she is a Muslim.

Buildings that fly away like tissues which shows everything's fragility and also overall unimportant on the planet. Tissues are meaningless as are humans lives.

3

Where is the poet from?

She did live in Pakistan as a child but later moved to Scotland and got an education there. This may be why she feels like a Muslim and has roots in Pakistan but she also feels an allegiance to Britain and the values that are here.