Feliks Skrzynecki Poem Belonging

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The poem “ Feliks Skrzynecki” communicates to the responders that as a result of the Skrzynecki family migrating to Australia, Peter had lost a significant aspect of his life which was his relationship with his father due to the barriers that had arisen restricting them from proper communication. This is reinforced in the poem, in the quote “ Loved his garden like an only child,”. Through the application of this technique in the first stanza, it establishes the connection made amongst the father and his beloved garden. This suggests that the garden is the only mean in which he could recreate his lifestyle from Poland, therefore, loving the garden like an only child he felt comfort and a sense of belonging whilst in it. Another technique Skrzynecki…show more content…
Peter was very critical and had a negative attitude about the fact that his father surrounded himself with Polish friends and did not attempt to meet Australians. Due to this, it provoked the barrier to aggravate which had detrimental impacts on the relationship between them due to them not being able to communicate properly. This stanza establishes that the only way he could feel a sense of belonging is to form relationships with other Polish people as he felt they related to each other. The reason as to why Peter felt this certain way was because he did not comprehend his father 's means of belonging. Throughout the poem, Skrzynecki emphasizes how the barrier had an effect on their relationship as he was distancing himself from him due to the loss of connection between each other. This evidence can be found in the quote “ “Further and further south of Hadrian 's Wall.” Through the implementation of this imagery, it suggests that Skrzynecki is moving further and further away from his father and his Polish culture, as is assimilated into the Australian by becoming more educated and independent. Peter has portrayed the migrant experience as a negative aspect of his life due to the loss of connection between himself and his father and how that barrier continued to impact his
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