Another Planet by Dunya Mikhail (Summary and Analysis)

Just that one Girl

Link to Poem: here


Another planet is a poem about obviously, another planet which our protagonist has a “special ticket to”. She describes this planet through the ways that it is different to her planet now (assumed to be Earth). This poem is basically just a description of this planet, there isn’t really much more to say about the plot of it. A little history behind this poem though, the author Dunya mikhail comes from Iraq and fled in the 1990’s. In this poem there is reference to war so she could be speaking from her views as she fled right after the first gulf war.


The first thing that jumped out at me about this poem was the unlikely way it was told. We don’t really get to know what the planet is like but rather what it is not like. The protagonist uses comparisons which give us…

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