Clancy Of The Overflow Analysis

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To me, Australian poetry does reveal what it means to be Australian, primarily with historical poems. Historical Australian poetry illustrates what life was like, especially in the colonial era when a variety of poetry was written about personal experiences in the new country. 'Clancy of the Overflow' by Andrew Paterson and 'My Country' by Dorothea Mackellar are two significant poems to Australian history, they originated from two different types of perceptions of Australia. Mackellar and Paterson both romanticized the country but they were both longing for an opposite exposure. Each poem or ballad has an individual impact on the way you view Australia. Some texts depict Australia as perfect and flawless while others are written about the horrors
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