Analysis of “Feliks Skrzynecki”
1. What ideas about belonging or not belonging are explored in the poem (4-5 sentences)
Throughout Peter Skrzynecki’s poem, Feliks Skrzynecki, the idea of belonging or not belonging is explored through many aspects. These aspects emerge through pre-existing cultures and personal relationships.
2. How does Skrzynecki use poetic and strural techniques to explore ideas of belonging or not belonging in “Feliks Skrzynecki” The possessive pronoun is used as a technique in the first stanza to establish the strong and respected relationship between Peter Skrzynecki and his father Felikes Skrzynecki. “My” is seen as the possessive pronoun and is used in the first line “My gentle father”. This possessive pronoun effectively explores the idea of belonging because it is used to show the strong relationship between the father and the son. Cultural belonging is also explored through the first stanza.this form of cultural belonging shows how Felikes Skrzynecki is disconnected from Australia, but belongs to his garden because it reminds him of his previous life within Europe. The word “Love” is used as a technique of Emotive language to express his sense of belonging. Peter Skrzynecki describes that his father “loved his garden like an only child”. The use of emotive language shows how Feliks Skrzynecki belongs to his garden.
Feliks Skrznecki’s sense of belonging to his garden is strengthened in stanza three. Simile’s are used as poetic techniques to express this. Peter Skrzynecki says “Hands darkened from cement, fingers with cracks Like the sods he broke. By comparing his fathers cracked fingers to the grass that he cut expresses
A sense of cultural belonging is evident in the third stanza through Feliks Skrzynecki’s connection with his previous polish culture. Imagery is used within this stanza to convey the sense of belonging that Feliks once had. “Talking, they...