Read the poem ‘are you the river or am i’ by Shabbir Banoobhai before answering the questions that follow.
Remember that you can use an example from a poem only once; you cannot use the same example for each of your answers.
5. Refer to the poem as a whole.
5.1 The poet’s use of imagery contributes significantly to this poem’s meaning. What is the
dominant imagery in this poem? Name the imagery, quote three words (each from a different stanza of your choice), and then describe why this imagery is effective. (5)
5.2 What is the theme of the poem? Give a reason for your answer, and quote from the poem
to support your answer. (2)