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What is ironic about the title on seeing England for the first time?

What is ironic about the essay's title, “On Seeing England for the First Time”? The Irony is that Jamaica Kincaid was born in 1949 on the Caribbean island of Antigua which was then a British colony. In other words, there had been a divergence between the idea of England and its reality in Jamaica Kincaid's mind.

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In respect to this, what is the purpose of on seeing England for the first time?

"On Seeing England for the First Time" SOAPSTone P- The purpose of the essay is to illustrate how colonization imposes culture and identity on the colony and how it destroys the "reality" of the place, replacing it with the "idea".

Subsequently, question is, how does the use of parallelism serve Kincaid's rhetorical purpose in the first paragraph? In the opening paragraph the author uses an anecdote as well as appealing to the reader's emotions to develop an ironic tone. 2. The use of parallelism in the first paragraph helps develop an ironic tone. The effect is to intrigue the reader and put them in the author's shoes.

Keeping this in view, how does Kincaid regard the British influence?

3) Kincaid regards such British influence with a negative connotation because her upbringing was dominated by oppression. 5) Kincaid is referring to expectations and hopes. Biologically, human beings are conditioned to be optimistic; hence, generally we have high expectations.

What was the instruction to draw a map of England meant to make her feel?

English oppression and dominance on the people who were from Antigua. Explanation: The British were known to force themselves and their culture on their own colonies.

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