The Sun and Her Flowers Setting

Kaur, Rupi
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"Here"

“Here” is the final word of Kaur’s collection of poetry, ending the poem from which the collection gets it title. Kaur writes that “here” is where there is “nothing left to worry about” (248). In this way, “here” becomes the final destination of the journey of self-love and self-acceptance Kaur undertakes at the beginning of The Sun and her Flowers, denoting a place where an individual is at peace with the world and with her / himself, taking joy in what is immediately present—the sun and her flowers.

Home

Throughout the collection of poetry, “home” is how Kaur refers to her body. When Kaur is raped in “home,” she conceptualizes of her rapist as “[breaking] the windows” and “[kicking] the front door in” (69), using this home-body metaphor to express a traumatizing experience her body underwent. However, as Kaur’s process of healing progresses, her relationship with her “home...

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