We come together when times get tough, and fight for what we believe in. This continues to such an extent that the poem becomes almost blatant propaganda. In this presentation, I will scrutinize how these particular values are mobilized through the dominant discourse portrayed in the poem.
The courage and convictions of Australian folk has long been acknowledged and respected worldwide. The four values that I will be scrutinizing in this speech will be: The poem begins by saying that each and every Australian is proud of them and what they are doing, and then goes on to explain that Australians from all over have banded together to serve our country, and that the events of Gallipoli forged the nation that we live in today, and brought the entire country together.
Monday, October 26, Poem Deconstruction English Speech It has been said that most people ignore most poems because most poems ignore most people. Good morning students and my fellow teachers. This poem was published to show respect for the troops fighting in Turkeyand for the sacrifices they gave for our country.
These obviously white, male poets were notorious in their marginalization and often silencing of ethnic and religious groups that failed to fit the mould. I will also examine the historical perspective of the text and the cultural knowledge entailed in understanding the poem.
By taking an in-depth view of this poem, we can begin to comprehend just how the Australian identity came about. The perception at this time, was that Australians prized mateship above all else, whereas in England nationalism had reached fever point, but then; the United Kingdom did have a much longer history than Australia.
To do this, I will critically examine four of the main values constructed in this poem as crucial aspects of the Australian identity.
If only our European forefathers had embraced our cultural identity rather than shunned it — perhaps we would not have the moral panic that we have today.
Asian and Indigenous Australians are also marginalized to a great degree. Examples of poetic devices used in the poem are personification, rhyme, rhythm and repetition. Assignments and study notes to help you get some ideas and prepare for tests. Freedom and democracy When Henry Parks declared on Federation: It is the masculinity of this discourse that Banjo Paterson has so skillfully positioned his audience to believe an essential part of the Australian identity.
He has also stated that two people from across the country are fighting side by side, again saying that we come together in times of crisis. These factors all contributed to the overall effect of the poem, yet under critical observation it becomes apparent that the poem only mobilizes one discourse of Australian society, and blatantly ignores many others.
I find this particular point extremely condescending of the Asian and Aboriginal men who fought and died for Australia, for were this poem to be taken at its word, they were still not worthy of being regarded Australian. Banjo Paterson recognizes and reflects this in the 13th stanza when he wrote: Finally, the Australian love of freedom and democracy has formed a central part of the Australian identity.
The poem has a brilliant representation of Australia as a country, and Australians as a whole. Many poetic devices are used throughout the poem to increase the emphasis of the poem, that being that we are our own, brave nation.
As John Menadue; an Australian public servant remarks on his website: Banjo Paterson utilized many literary devices in the creation of this poem; including personification, similes and symbolism.
Even though Patterson wrote this poem years ago, it is still a popular choice for inclusion in ANZAC Day and Remembrance services. About the Book WE'RE ALL AUSTRALIANS NOW follows the tradition of A & R children's classics such as MULGA'S BILL BICYCLE and CLICK GO THE SHEARS, A.B.
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Facebook and LinkedIn submissions are not allowed. We're All Australians Now follows the tradition of A & R children's classics such as Mulga's Bill Bicycle and Click Go the Shears, A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson's poem is illustrated by the award-winning Gregory ultimedescente.com: In Banjo Paterson wrote as an open letter to the troops a poem he titled We're All Australians Now', 'Australia takes her.
We're all Australians now! Our six-starred flag that used to fly Half-shyly to the breeze, Unknown where older nations ply Their trade on foreign seas, Flies out to meet the morning blue With Vict'ry at the prow; For that's the flag the Sydney flew, The wide seas know it now!
We're All Australian Now. by Banjo Paterson (). Australian writer. Written in A ustralia takes her pen in hand To write a line to you, To let you fellows understand How proud we are of you. From shearing shed and cattle run.Download