Word/phrase Usual meaning He flung himself To throw down away with force Flourished his To brandish lighter with pride/ a Flourished a fanfare hundred rupee currency note A deeper bog of A bog – wet reminiscence peat land often holding ancient remains Flaming colours Flames burn and destroy Used here. Mutual mystification Alliterative M heightens the phrase – a sense of having attained the purpose of the encounter. Shared confusion A sense of frustration due to the violence of the action. Hyperbole—considering that his only exertion was a tete-a-tete with the shopkeeper. Sense of the dramatization and a contrast to Muni’s surprise on such a simple action – picked up by his comical response. There is grandeur in the use of the word that highlights the status difference. This is a metaphor for the sense of sinking deeper into the memory and also linking the idea of memory to that of finding remains in bogs. (nostalgia) Depicts the deep cultural roots of Muni as a contrast to superfluity of the American. Here is a suggestion of passion and strength. This is ironic considering the complacency of Muni, who depicts the “people of this country” as the American words it.