Analysis Of Komninos's 'Back To Melbourne'

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The 3 poems Eat, Back to Melbourne and Hillston Welcome all represent a different time in Komninos’ life. In each poem, Komninos uses different language features and distinctive voices to create a different view for each poem. The poems all have their own distinctive voices as well. In Back to Melbourne the voice is a mid aged Aussie bloke voice, Eat is a mid-teen , almost sarcastically angry voice and tone and Hillston Welcome is a straight out Bogan voice. In the poem, Back to Melbourne, Komninos uses assonance throughout to keep the poem flowing. He creates an outback Australian voice, which is very husky and distinctive in its own way. By doing this Komninos creates an interest for the listeners and readers. Komninos also uses a lot of rhyme throughout, for example “battalions of Italian stallions” creates a swaggering rhythm which reflects…show more content…
With the short sharp sounds, it reflects the poets attitude and feeling towards the poem and Melbourne. For example Komninos refers to Australian knowledge and landmarks when he said,“past the big ram, the dog on the ticker box," they’re both Australian landmarks, by doing this he alludes to the knowledge of those icons that define those country towns. The purpose of this poem is all about self expression and letting Komninos explain his thoughts and feelings on when he returns to Melbourne. He creates a mocking tone throughout, almost as if he isn’t pleased with how Melbourne is now. His mid-aged voice mixed with a bit of embarrassment surely exemplifies his disgust of Melbourne and how much he doesn’t like the changes that have been made there. The poem ‘Eat’ mainly focuses on Komninos reflecting back on his younger years and explaining to the audience everything he went through. Throughout the poem it has 12 stanzas and a rhythmic pattern which contains many techniques such as repetition, exaggeration and

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