What themes are explored, and what specific stylistic devices are used to explore them, in the poem "Elephant Riding" by Jan Kemp?

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“Elephant Riding” is a poem by New Zealander Jan Kemp. Kemp has traveled to many places in the world, and her work is often a snapshot in words of a particular place and time.

This work describes a very specific experience she had while in New Delhi, India. It is fairly straightforward. In order to identify themes that are expressed in this short poem, let us begin with a look at the tone. A writer’s tone conveys an attitude. Sometimes tone can be subtly expressed, so one has to be on the lookout for it. Once one identifies the tone of a...

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