Bruce Dawe Homecoming Language Techniques

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Good morning; Texts may show us that Journeys lead to unexpected detours, destinations or encounters. What do detours, destinations and encounters have in common? They have the power to change a path and also that all texts reveal a journey whether it is inner, physical or imaginative. The poem Homecoming by Australian Poet Bruce Dawe and animated film Howl’s Moving Castle based on the book of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones both demonstrate the fact that all journeys can be have a different ending, either good or bad. The poem Homecoming, takes you along the ride of bodies of dead soldiers being transported for Vietnam back to their home country wherever it may be. As you keep on reading the poem, it grips you with the chilling outcome of war and the process of which dead bodies must take in order to return home. Homecoming uses many literary devices. One such device is repetition; in the opening sentence “All day, day after day, they're bringing them home.” uses repetition to show the monotonous task of collecting dead bodies of soldiers daily and also in the quote “they're high now, high and higher, over…show more content…
The film begins with the protagonist named Sophie who works as a hatter, on her way to the local bakery, unexpectedly meets Howl, who is thought to be invisible as no one has seen him, takes a liking towards her. This is then seen by the films antagonist for the first half of the film, the Wicked Witch of The Waste, who wants the heart of Howl. She then curses Sophie by turning her into an old woman who cannot tell anyone of the curse. Searching for the cure to her dilemma, Sophie then begins her physical journey from her house to find the Witch in order to remove the curse. On her way she finds a possessed scarecrow who eventually leads her to howl’s castle and becomes the cleaning lady in order to

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