English essay practice How has the poetry of Judith Wright Encapsulated the Australian experience? Refer to 3 poems in your response? Intro help is at this website http://www. oppapers. com/essays/Judith-Wright/149895 Structure * Reiterate the question-give you thesis * Definition of the Australian Experience * Overview of all things you will discuss/introduce poems * (summary of paragraphs) Paragraphs for each poem * Present one aspect of the Australian experience conveyed ( what is one aspect of the Australian experience in this poem? * Techniques+ effect of techniques in conveying this perpective * Why is the poem effective in presenting this perspective? Conclusion Summary of “ Bora ring” the line length, long-short-short-long repeated in each verse, point to a possible dance beat. The same dance that no longer takes place perhaps? The words tell of the sorrow of vanishing traditions that are not being replaced. Perhaps the rider is of a generation that can still remember the original vitality and that makes it all the more sad. The loss of customs and rituals that once defined who a people were that is being replaced by a vacuum.
That is just my impression but it may help you realise your own thoughts on this. dudes it is describing australia, old judes is an aussie chick writing about the guilt and remorse she feels for her people (european settlers) invading and completely colonialising australia (is that a word lol) the “rider” is a white person… who is representative of all the people who feel the same way she does about the diminishing of Aboriginality and of the 60,000 odd years of culture they had before the bloody whitemen took over. it really is a simple poem just dont look too deep into it. heers Techniques 1. Lamenting the loss of the nomadic Aboriginal tribes of Australia. Wright speaks of the hunter, the spear and the nomad feet that now are still. 2. Structure of past and present is used to create emphasis of the theme, structure 1and 3 is past and 2,4 is present. 3. 4. 5. Australia references * Australia culture * Aboriginal invasion/ important Australian experience, culture * Through stories told by older workers on the property she learnt of the pioneers’ part in both the destruction of the land and the dispossession and murder of the aboriginal people.
The sense of fear she felt at invasion enabled her to understand, at some level, how the Aborigines would have felt. Summary of “ Sanctuary Analysis of Sanctuary by Judith Wright It has been claimed that Judith Wright is the conscience of this country. How has she pricked the reader’s conscience in sanctuary? The poem Sanctuary by Judith Wright is a warning that human development is causing destruction of nature and a criticism of our attempts to create sanctuaries, as they are merely empty gestures. … The word ‘sanctuary’ originated from the word ‘sanctum’ meaning holy place.
A sanctuary is a place of safety and protection. … Sanctuary has a sarcastic tone. … ” and the use of sarcastic phrases such as “flat skins pinned to the road”, she ridicules the notion of the creation of a sanctuary because human greed will never allow these ideals to become reality. The poem presents quite a graphic picture of a country road at night- the polished surface in the headlights, the animal eyes, brilliant before any outline is see, the flattened bodies of those previously killed on this lethal pathway through their habitat.
It conveys vivdly also the alienation of modern life from the natural world by using the road as a symbol of our power in that world and our disregard for it. Judith Wright is an environmentalist! In Judith Wright’s poems, the theme of nature consistently arsis. She puts forward her thoughts of the destructions of native lands through poems including “Sanctuary”. She describes and area of habitation as a sanctuary. She uses the heading as an ironic meaning to make a point on the thoughtlessness of the human endeavour.
This “sanctuary” which by definition states “A place which is safe”, has a road passing through leading to a city which stops for nothing in its way” The road beneath the giant oak trees sweeps on and cannot wait….. but has no time to pray” Judith wright uses this road as a metaphor to stand for the animate, inconsistent and brutal force of human conflict with nature” flat skins pinned to the road of possum and native-cats”. human progress and nature in “Sanctuary” successfully show the difference between one definite race of domination, to the co-existence of both nature and man Possible references to Australia alienation of modern life from the natural world * Australia full of greenery and wonderful nature Techniques * Sanctuary has a sarcastic tone. … ” and the use of sarcastic phrases such as “flat skins pinned to the road”, she ridicules the notion of the creation of a sanctuary because human greed will never allow these ideals to become reality * Using the road as a symbol- It conveys vivdly also the alienation of modern life from the natural world by using the road as a symbol of our power in that world and our disregard for it. Judith wright uses this road as a metaphor to stand for the animate, inconsistent and brutal force of human conflict with nature” flat skins pinned to the road of possum and native-cats” Summary of “South of my days” These elements of techniques are such as Wright’s idea for her poems; the poem reflecting the past in “South of My Days”. composer (Judith Wright) explores her views of Australia she tells the responder about her world but she also explores the world of old Dan. Old Dan tells three different stories about very Australian actives like mustering cattle, a harsh a winter and riding horses up from Tamworth.
Australia references * Australian landscape * “south of my days” looks back to Australia’s earlier days and recreates a figure from them. Old Dan may not personally have had all the experiences he recounts in his stories, but they are true of the times and of bushmen such as himself. The Australian countryside it sketched clearly. Techniques * Judith Wright uses repetition throughout the text, the first instance of repetition in the text is the repetition of “south of my days”. This reinforces to the responder that this texts is going to talk about the past.
Then the repetition of seventy “Seventy years of stories he clutches round his bones. Seventy years are hived in him like old honey. ” * Repetition of the harsh conditions “cruel to keep them alive” “brought them down; we brought them down;-emphasis on drought-stricken conditions * Alliteration has been used by Judith Wright though out the text. Alliteration is the repetition of a consonant sound in words with close connection * Judith Wright has used free verse poetry in south of my days. This means that her poetry doesn’t have regular rhythm or rhyming pattern, and Judith Wright has also used varied line and stanza length.
She has done this because she wants to clearly express her world to her responder, she doesn’t want to be restricted by having to use rhythm or rhyming patterns. This makes it easier for Judith Wright to keep the responder interested in her world. * Colloquial language “ it was the flies we seen first…. and i give him a wink” * Contrast in many forms * South of my days is a poem of contrasts. Contrast between the stark new England landscape and the profolic growth around Dan’s cottage, and at the colloquial language which distinguishes Dan’s voice so cleary from the poet’s.