Also, the use of visual and auditory imagery allows the reader to depict vividly the surrounds of the slave times and the seriousness of the struggles they are faced with. The sound is shown in the phrase “voice high-sounding o’er the storm” and the visuals are shown in the line “Saw, salient, at the cross of devious ways”. The poet concludes with the use of pathetic fallacy in the phrase “lonely dark”. This is used to evict emotion onto the reader with the depiction of the state of loneliness. Overall, Dunbar makes clear the message, as well as fulfils the purpose of this poem for readers of all
1 Simile is used in the lines “Nationalities sought each other out instinctively, like a homing pigeon”. This creates imagery of the migrants forging alliances, also a paradox is used in “pigeons”, as birds represent freedom, yet the migrants in their new environment are restricted from the outside
Going in grand detail of how this insects life should be lived, comparing a moth to a butterfly. Unfortunately this moth does not get to live its life with as much tenacity as a butterfly, “He flew vigorously to one corner of his compartment, and, after waiting there a second, flew across to the other. What remained for him but to fly to a third corner and then to a fourth? That was all he could do… (Woolf)”. He was stuck in a never ending cycle until he could not take it anymore.
A place to belong. There are many notions of belonging that affect our sense of unity; family, culture, self, society, relationships and places. The poems, "Feliks Skrzynecki", "St Patrick`s College" and "Postcard" from the "Immigrant Chronicles" written by Peter Skrzynecki portray the difficult quest to belong while the novel "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower", written by Stephen Chbosky, depict the easiness of affiliation. Felik Skrzynecki is a free verse poem that serves tribute to Peter Skrzynecki`s father, Feliks; a common labourer whose roots follow him back to Poland. The poem explores Feliks' relationship with his garden, his friends and his son, Peter Skrzynecki.
The confusion and therefore discomfort within the reader is evident as a result of the “irregular babble” of the birds and the “tumult”. The use of verbs to heighten the sense of disorder and an unorganised surrounding allows the reader to comprehend the narrator’s views towards spring. Typically, Spring is associated with happiness and new life; however this is shown to upset the narrator in which she portrays the leaves to be “litter”. Furthermore, the use of natural imagery heightens the sense of mental instability within the narrator as she is evidently affected by harmless presence of nature. However, whilst it can be argued that the narrator’s dislike for the “sloven season” is as a result of the affect it has on her mentally, it can also be interpreted to affect her heart, as it is in reference to her “lover” who is “unbalancing the air”.
PARRA 1- intro Journeys are not always personally instigated. They are brought about by an outside pressure, force or action. Furthermore, journeys can lead to a profound progress of not only the venturer but the people around them. This is evident in the prescribed Australian poems ‘Smugglers’ written by Maria Lewitt, ‘Homecoming’ by Bruce Dawe as well as the two chosen texts ‘Rabbit Proof fence’ directed by Phillip Noyce and ‘Sophie’s Journey’ edited by Sally Collings. PARRA 2- homecoming In the Australian poem ‘Homecoming’ the author, Dawe uses vivid visual and aural poetic techniques to construct his ongoing attitudes of the war.
- No doubt or confusion in her mind, this can be contrasted to skrzynecki doubtful expression in “migrant hostel” even though both poets explore culture. - Easy to see whom’s perceptions change and who’s stay the same. Migrant hostel This poem depicts the many hardships and emotional challenges that beset migrants struggling to adjust to new cultural environments. Changes that are physical, personal, social and economic overwhelm those who have exchanged their worlds on one side of the world for another seem foreign. Culture has been sacrificed for dreams of new opportunities and new beginnings.
Misto does this in a humorous and often confronting manner. Through the use of distinctively visual techniques, it leads us to think about significant issues in the world, such as the mistreatment that the prisoners of war endure, the affects that the war has on the survivors and the ability of the human spirit to overcome hardships experienced in war. One significant worldly issue john Misto explores in the play is the mistreatment that the prisoners of war endure. The distinctively visual elements in the play enable the audience to visualize what Bridie and Sheila endured during their imprisonment. This is evident in act 1, scene 1.
Life is made up of times of sadness and times of gladness. Compare Dawe’s poems and One Day of the Year when considering this. Life is a journey comprised of both wonderful and troubled experiences. Set in the 1960s, Seymour’s play “The One Day of the Year” (“Day”), makes a commentary on the nature of relationships, similar to that of Bruce Dawe’s poem “Enter without so much as knocking” (“Enter”). The theme of conflict is prevalent in these two texts, as well as another one of Dawe’s poem “Victorian Hangman tells his love” (“Hangman”).
The Things They Carried Tim O'brien is an American novelist born in 1946, he mostly writes about his experiences in the Vietnam war. His works are mostly about how the soldiers involved in the war were affected. Memories are an inseparable part of human life. Some memories are pleasing and enjoyable whereas some are agonizing, but still all are the part of life. In times of distress, the memories of joyful times provide the strength to bear the sorrow, and owing to this reason numerous people hold on to their memories.