South Of My Day Analysis

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“Moments of discovery are often intense” Explain how two of the poems and the novel convey the intensity of a moment of discovery Intense can be defined as moments that are powerful; it is something forceful, strong, extreme or emotional. Discovery is something you find, it can be fact or fiction, a secret uncovered, it can be good or bad, positive or negative. In “South of my days” written by Judith wright, “Martin and the Hand Grenade” by John Faulcher and “Looking for Alibrandi” by Melina Marchetta, all experience intense discoveries or intense moments. They all convey the intensity of a moment of discovery. These intense moments include discovering death, which is expressed through the poem “South of my days” and “Looking for Alibrandi”, this is also a negative discovery, The idea that times and memories are lost when people pass. Another discovery made is the discovery of something shocking, experienced in “Martin and the hand grenade” and “Looking for Alibrandi.” This would be a negative discovery too. These composers use a variety of techniques to show these intense discoveries and moments such as imagery, personification, metaphors, similes and alliteration.…show more content…
He kills himself. This is a huge shock to Josie because she has always seen John as one who is carefree, doesn’t let things bother him, one who has an easy life. His life to Josie seems close to perfect. The discovery of johns death is negative. She’s so angry about this that she can’t cry about it, although at some points she’s just trying to hold it in. She is in complete disbelief that john is dead “I saw him yesterday… don’t be stupid”. This is a very intense moment in the book, she has lost someone very close to her, and she doesn’t know how to handle it. The intense moment is when she finds out that he has passed away. What she goes through opens her eyes to realise how much life is worth
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