- Millions of people have been displaced, because their mother-land is a war zone.
- Families leave due to political corruption and oppressive dictatorship.
- People choose to immigrate to other countries, often in the West, in the hopes of a better, safer life.
- Unfortunately, some feel that they are neither welcome in their new location nor the country whence they came.
- The poem is written from the perspective of a person remembering childhood memories of their motherland.
- The country faced militant rebellion and this is why she had to leave.
- She faces an inner conflict: she compares her young positive memories with her adult understanding.
- As the poem develops, there is a transition in maturity from youth to adulthood.
- Innocence to experience motif.
- Motif of sunlight
- Ellipsis and caesura
- Three stanzas
- Two eight-lined and the final is nine-lined
- Pathetic fallacy
- Power of humans
- Power of memory