An Analysis Of My Faithful Mother Tongue By Czeslaw Milosz

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I have chosen to analyze the poem “My Faithful Mother Tongue” by Czeslaw Milosz for the various similarities between my own experience and the author’s regarding the identity of self and tone as it is written. In Milosz poem, we can appreciate different emotions and important life aspects of the author, such as the problems he faced while living in the communist regime of Poland. The author and I can relate to the internal conflict of missing our homeland as we both had to cope with identifying ourselves in a different culture. We both had to deal with the hurt of leaving a homeland but remaining positive of the opportunities and safety the new one provided. I am a proud Venezuelan. For many years, South America’s economic stability relied on Venezuela’s large natural oil reserves, but due to a poor economic political shift, the life quality of the population started declining to deplorable standards. Personally, I can relate to the challenging tasks that moving to a new country represents to an individual, such as having to adapt to a new culture, language, school, work or any other activity in a different land. This significantly changed how I describe myself, how I am now an outsider in a new environment; how I now see my own roots and traditions differently; and while learning new ones, I am constantly hoping I do not forget where I come from and that authentic and original version of myself, who I really am. Milosz wrote “My Faithful Mother Tongue” in
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