The Girl From Ermita

Goh Poh Seng in Bali, 1977 from https://www.esplanade.com/tributesg/literary-arts/goh-poh-seng

Goh Poh Seng in Bali, 1977 from https://www.esplanade.com/tributesg/literary-arts/goh-poh-seng

Map showing main Portuguese (blue) and Spanish (white) oceanic trade routes in the 16th century, as a result of the exploration during the Age of Discovery.

Map showing main Portuguese (blue) and Spanish (white) oceanic trade routes in the 16th century, as a result of the exploration during the Age of Discovery.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

(Wikipedia)

(Wikipedia)

District Map of Manila that shows its 16 districts. (Wikipedia)

District Map of Manila that shows its 16 districts. (Wikipedia)

Panapukan Beach on Samar (Wikipedia)

Panapukan Beach on Samar (Wikipedia)

From https://courses.cit.cornell.edu/crp408/papers/nakamura.pdf

From https://courses.cit.cornell.edu/crp408/papers/nakamura.pdf

The poem is obviously structured along a biographical 2) timeline.

How are 1) space and 6) imagery used to get at the 3) character or psychology of Fely?

How do the following main aspects of space and imagery work? 

1. Space

The relation between:  Manila - Ermita - Samar - Cebu - the

    Philippines  - outside the Philippines (the traveller/listener)

Domestic locations -- from first home to present

Earth & sky   day & night

6. Imagery

The bird in her head

The flight of the bird in space

Animals, fruits, & sugar

The stars, sugar, & dust

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