To 12 Drifters Bruce Dawe Analysis

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16/2/12 Drifters Bruce Dawe Response: The author is successful in immersing and engaging the attention of the readers. We can understand the persona's thoughts through multiple language and poetic techniques. The poem depicts the restlessness of a transient, gipsy like, rouseabout family who often 'drift' due to the fathers job. We learn about the characters and how they over come family distancing. There are subtle suggestions of uncertainty in life; (“one day soon...”), aimlessness, shiftless, feckless (“unpacked bottling-set”) and unfulfilled dreams; (“make a which Tom, make a wish”). These connotational lines are conveyed through sound effects likes, soft, smooth constants and gentle vowels which carry the poem and onomatopoeic
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