Umm Iunno Essay

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Christina Anu- My Island Home I come from the salt water people We always live by the sea They say home is where you find it Will this place ever satisfy me My island home, my island home My island home, is waiting for me x 2 Six years I have lived in the desert Every night I dreamt of the sea Now I’m down here living in the city With all of my family My island home, my island home My island home, is waiting for me x 2 In the evening dry wind blows From the hills and across the plains I close my eyes and I'm standing In a boat on the sea again And I'm holding that long turtle spear And i feel I’m close now to where it must be My island home is waiting for me My home is Australia We are a land bound by sea Though I may travel far across the ocean It will never forget me My island home, my island home My island home, is waiting for me x 2 My island, my island home My island home is surrounded by sea My island home, my island home My island home is waiting for me My island home x 4 Analysis of texts and Belonging Title: “My Island Home” Form: Audio Source: Album name-Styling up Composer and Singer : Christine Anu in 2000 Version: Earth beat version (sung at the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games by: Christine Anu) History: (Written by: Neil Murray, and Warumpi Band in 1986) The intended audience of Christine Anu’s song are native Australians and Torres Strait islanders since the song was written in their perspective. The songs intended audience also includes all Australians since it is written broad enough for everyone to have a strong connection with Australia as their home. Christine Anu successfully portrays two major aspects of belonging trough a variety of textual and vocal features. Firstly she explores the idea that belonging to people or places shapes our identity, ideology and sense

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