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rachelmay638

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Can someone help me find techniques in this poem, I've found some but I seriously think I am missing a lot.

"Listening to Michael Jackson in Tehran"

Smuggled across the fierce chasm
between us and the US, and then

hidden, stuffed between Farsi
and Science textbooks in my school

bag, the illegal and sacrilegious
cassette-tape of Thriller, ready for

revelation to the sheepish, ignorant
kids on the bus to my primary school

in war-stricken Tehran. My plan:
to expose the forbidden thing, exhibit

my courage, rebelliousness, etc. Autumn
of ’83, desperate for attention/approval

from the other kids. My copy of
dangerous Western ‘art’ would

unsettle the boring, Islamic world
of my classmates – and elevate my

cowardly, chubby, unpopular
self. I whispered to the kid next to me

if he had ever heard of ‘Billie Jean’
and ‘Beat It’; if he knew anything at all

about the number one famous
star
of our wicked enemy. “I love

Thriller! Aren’t the zombies so scary
in the music video! They’re so ugly!” His

boisterous words echoed. The bus
vibrated with the singer’s name. Another

shouted he had a Thriller poster, and
another, a ‘Billie Jean’ T-shirt, a gift from

Turkey. Silenced, robbed of my planned
stardom, I sank in my seat; later threw out my

Thriller tape, the fetish of Great Satan’s

useless, ubiquitous popular culture.
 

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I have taught this poem and can help you with some analysis . See your private message for details and how to fond some techniques if it’s not too late .
 

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I have taught this poem and can help you with some analysis . See your private message for details and how to fond some techniques if it’s not too late .
 

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