• April 27th, 2016

Poetry Analysis Speech

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Deliver a poetry analysis speech that explores the representation of belonging in two Australian poems. The first poem is Drifters by Bruce Dawe (Nomadic people moving around Australia; one sister is sad to leave the stability and the other is happy to leave) and the second poem is Migrant Hostel by Peter Skrsynecki (Immigrants arriving in Australia). Explore how the poetic devices convey and relate to the topic of belonging.

1.Begin by identifying the way each poem relates to the central topic of belonging.

  1. The body of the essay should analyse the meaning of each poem in turn by focusing on the poetic devices and how they operate on the reader.
  2. The conclusion should extrapolate from the poems to their Australian cultural context.

Your poetry analysis MUST employ specific poetic terminology and focus on the deliberate use of poetic form, language and devices to create specific effects on the reader of the poem. The main poetic devices to be explored is Juxtaposition and Imagery. Other poetic devices that may be explored is Figurative language; Simile; Alliteration; Personification and Metaphor.

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