The poem My Mother The Land by Phill Moncrieff poetically describes the struggles the aboriginal people faced at the hands of the European people and colonisation throughout history. The fact that the author based the poem on accurate historical events adds to the authenticity of representations and engages the reader in an emotional journey with the struggles the aboriginal people faced with the somewhat loss of their country, culture, identity, people and place. The author uses a variety of language features and text structures to create this view point, for instance the author uses several language features and text structures throughout verse one to demonstrate the loss of culture and people. The poet uses effective language features throughout the poem to describe the loss that the narrator feels in their country, culture, identity, people
Although she was born to the name of Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, she was more commonly known as Kath walker. As she became well known for her work in politics, an educator and an artist, she excelled in poetry regarding The Aboriginal rights and lifestyles such as oodgeroo, the past and My people. In her most well known poem, ‘No more Boomerang’ she utilizes setting
As she states in her Advertisement to Peru: A Poem, in Six Cantos, she wanted to depict the sufferings of “an innocent and amiable People” in the climate and familiarity of their own land, which was “entirely dissimilar to [her] own, and furnishes new and ample materials for poetic description” (vii-viii). Her description of the Peruvian landscape appears in the opening lines of Canto One with a “General Description of the Country of Peru.” The entire epic stays a narrative of the past, and yet it is a “vision, in the loco descriptive mode, of a temporal beauty and peace” (Saglia, 2005). The reader sees “lost Peruvia” already from the sea, while crossing the Atlantic to reach the shores of a land where “sweet disorder” rules. Williams chooses to describe Peru as “lost” as it acts in the preservation and antiqueness mostly associated with native and indigenious territories away from the city. The adjective also situates her epic within the area of sea discovery, for her British readers go on an adventure, although metaphorically, to a new
Whitman wrote on behalf of wounded soldiers, and America as a nation. In his book “Leaves of Grass” he expressed his feelings on American poets. They “are to enclose old and new America” (1010). Emily Dickerson is known as an American poet. Her poems focused on “psychic pain, joy, death, spirituality
June Jordan’s poem, “Poem about my rights” is about a woman who is describing her experiences and the unremittent concern for basic human rights for males and females. It is a personal and emotional poem about her view of the world and how change is needed. Although majority of the poem is written about how Jordan’s basic rights were not given, the poem also includes sections at which the reader sees the need for equal basic rights for both male and female is needed. This essay will comprise of my response to the poem, both as a poem and an oral performance. Throughout the poem Jordan uses repetition and in the oral performance uses her voice to enhance her message and feelings.
However, the poet still loves Australian land no matter what the land looks like. This is shown through the use of emotive language, “thirsty paddocks”, pitiless” and “cattle die” to portray the consequences and horrible experiences of the drought, thus helps the audience to generate an image of Painful land with various challenges. However, the poet believes Australians are optimistic so they looks more forward to the positivity of the future of Australian land as shown, “And we can bless again”. The use of first person plural, “We” makes the reader feel included as a privileged member of Australian society who will successfully battle these challenges and survive. Moreover, the use of juxtaposition, “droughts and flooding rains” portrays the harsh beauty of the country that makes it challenging for Australians to survive.
The poet describes herself as "a wandering poet" because of the workshops she holds around the world and being an inspiration for people at all ages. Her poems, mostly about her experience as an Arab-American poet and addresses a cultural issues through an ordinary events. Nye constantly insists on the possible co-existence between her two cultures, in contrast, she writes about the struggle of the Palestinians and how the Arab resist to cooperate or to coexist. Therefore, the conflict in her poems reflect the conflict she has about wanting to connect them and the pain she feels for the Arab, who doesn 't live in their country. Naomi Shihab Nye has exposed the need for coexistence in spite of resistance in
The environment that the characters are in contribute to how they act, how they live, and the type of people they are around. A Place with Promise is a cultural poem about a girl who doesn’t want to stay, but can not leave. In the poem, the author is trying to project how the environment we live in is being treated. A line in the poem states, “The nettle-tangled orchards given up on, the broken fence post with their tags of wire, burdock taking over the uncut fields, the rusted
When Native American Literature is published, critics started to criticize Native Literature from different perspectives. Joy Harjo is one of the Native American poets that critics have a debate whether she writes poems about lesbians or not. Most of the critics consider Harjo as a feminist writer who writes historical poems, which explore her tribal and cultural identity. As a southern writer, Harjo writes about the southwestern cultures and the prioritization of women's experiences. Harjo’s poems emphasize her love of the natural world and the survival of her
This essay will explore the influence of nature’s beauty, and the gothic movement on Dickinson’s poems, Dickinson’s poems influence on other people, a reoccurring theme, and an analysis of “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”. Body paragraph 1: fascination in nature Dickinson’s poetry is influenced by her fascination in nature. Dickinson often felt joy despite her feeling of loneliness. She usually would send flowers with each poem she
Harwood suggests that the role of motherhood forces one to give up their passion and careers. In the poem, 'Suburban Sonnet ', Harwood uses the pseudonym of Miriam Stone to explore the loss of identity that a mother can experience. The use of personal pronouns not only shows the loss of identity of this women, but also Harwood suggests that this is universal and is affecting many other women. The women 'who played for Rubinstein ' shows that this poem is more than a personal lament, but rather a comment on society that in order to become a mother, you must sacrifice your passion and career. The use of unpleasant imagery 'children chatter, then scream and fight ' highlights the burn and 'annoyance ' of the children.