Eat My Boy Eat Poem Analysis

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The Changing Australian Identity- The Happiest Refugee and Eat my Boy Eat Through the study of the texts ‘Eat my Boy, Eat’ and ‘The Happiest Refugee’ it is evident that the Australian identity has negative and positive connotations. The two texts effectively bring about the migrant experiences, as well as different lifestyles of refugees living in Australia. The authors of the texts have used various techniques to suggest their idea. In the text ‘Eat My Boy Eat’ by Komninos Konstantinos Zervos, Multiculturalism has been expressed through pros and cons. The text begins with a positive connotation towards multiculturalism. Some examples from the text that express positive connotations are: “I ate for my health, I ate for my country”, “I ate for the starving and poor”, “I ate for all the refugees and innocent victims of war”. The text also discusses the consequences…show more content…
An example of repetition is in the 4th Stanza of the Poem. “So i ate and i ate and i ate”. Rhyme is used in the 7th Stanza. “And the next time he saw me he wasn't too pleased” and “instead of losing weight i actually increased.” In the Book Review ‘The happiest Refugee’, by Rama Gaind, the life of refugees is shown in a positive connotation and from a different point of view.The boat journey is described as terrifying and life threatening. This is part of the Australian identity because many refugees suffer the problem Anh Do suffered while coming to Australia on a boat. The book review uses descriptive language technique to successfully describe the terrifying boat journey from Vietnam to Australia. An example can include “they almost lost their lives on the high seas, but nothing including frightening pirates, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days or imminent threat of death…” This suggests that the boat trip was dangerous and life threatening. It gives a negative connotation of the boat

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