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The Country Without a Post Office

The speaker of the poem has received a postcard which someone has sent from his homeland of Kashmir. The first line refers to Kashmir's shrinking into the poet's mailbox. What the speaker means by...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2018 8:05 am UTC

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The Country Without a Post Office

If you wanted to argue that the postcard is the central image of Agha Shahid Ali’s poem, you could go to part two, where the speaker quotes a card “lying on the street.” The card starts off “We’re...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2020 4:02 pm UTC

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The Country Without a Post Office

Some brief background helps make this poem understandable. It was written in remembrance of a time in 1990 when a rebellion broke out in Kashmir, leading to the mail not being delivered there for...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2021 4:51 pm UTC

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The Country Without a Post Office

The poem “The Country Without a Post Office” by Agha Shahid Ali deals with the events of the Kashmir rebellion against Indian rule. This was a time when both India and Pakistan laid claim on the...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 3:18 pm UTC

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