Please provide examples of literary techniques in Peter Skrzynecki's poem "Postcard." 

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Some of the less readily recognized literary techniques the poet chose to use are foreshadowing, understated sarcasm, irony, antithesis, amplification, rhetorical questioning. These all enhance and support the main theme of rejection of belonging to the old traditions and expectations: "Let me be. / [...] / I stare / ... / And refuse to answer".

The poet foreshadows the unexpected, and perhaps originally conceived, theme of rejection with the words "Haunts me" comprising the second line of this free style, free form poem. In keeping with the negative tone established with "Haunts me," understated sarcasm appears in the title of the postcard: "Warsaw: Panorama of the Old Town." This is sarcasm because the connotation (suggested meaning) for "panorama" is bliss, beauty, appeal, yet we already know the speaker feels no appeal toward nor bliss from the postcard. Subtle irony appears in the description of the river park ("something / Like a park borders ...") that isn't quite the park it pretends to be....

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