Distinctive Voices - Andrew Paterson, Kylie Mole, Martin Luther King Jr.

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Through the use of language techniques it is made obvious that everyone has distinctive voices and by exploring and analyzing different people’s voices it is easy to realize that they convey everything you need to know about a person. Undoubtedly Andrew Paterson, Kylie Mole, Martin Luther King Jr. and Earl Spencer’s texts demonstrate their distinctive voices through their beliefs and contexts, creating an underlying meaning. It is with each and every word that these characters create meaning through their distinctive voices.

It is without question that Andrew Paterson’s poetry highlights one of the most illustrious voices in Australian history. Through exploring and analyzing his work it is illuminated that he is a product of his society and wanted to encourage loyalty to the bush by creating a homogeneous society through the view of what mattered most to him. Above all was Paterson’s distinctive voice of someone bias towards the country, painting it in his romantic and idealistic light. Through this we see his romanticism of the bush compared to the realist view of the city, his Australian background and the patriarchal society from which he came. It is within each and every word that Paterson’s distinctive voice illustrates a time and place where the country was highly idealized and romanticized.

Banjo Patterson’s portrayal of Bush vs. City demonstrates that he has the distinctive voice of someone bias towards the country. He paints the country as alluring, fascinating and romantic, which is a perfect counterpoint to the way he characterises the city, through realism. He affirms this contrast by illustrating the bush as ‘the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars’ and compares this to ‘a stingy ray of sunlight struggling feebly’ down into an office in the city which creates superfluous imagery. This representation displays his idealization of the country which he attests he prefers to the nugatory life of the city in Clancy of the Overflow, when he...
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