The Man From Snowy River Analysis

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Paterson’s ballad, The Man from Snowy River effectively portrays the emerging Australian identity and how the pioneering era demonstrates Australia growing and developing as a new nation. Paterson wrote about exploits of endurance, their love for their land and the pioneering spirit and traditional values, which were common Australian identity traits. The Man from Snowy River is a personification of the male Australian identity in the pioneering era. The typical Australian male was expected to be brave and masculine. Imagery and symbolism are used to show the pioneering spirit that the settlers valued. The use of imagery, specifically on the line ‘Through the stringybarks and saplings, on the rough and broken ground’ (Line 37) further demonstrates

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