Peter Skrzynecki

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Peter skrzynecki uses the idea of alienation and belonging in his poems discuss use in his two poems

Peter skrzynecki uses the idea of belonging in he’s poems by using many language structures and poetics devices for example in he’s two poems feliks skrzynecki and St Patricks college The poem Feliks skrzynecki is a tribute about peters father .Peter uses many different poetics devices to show the idea of belonging and alienation, the use of possessive pronoun in the first stanza which starts with “My gentle father” indicates very touching and positive opening of the poem which makes the poet feel a sense of possession and pride towards his father which expresses that peter has sense of belonging to he’s father. The use of simile “loved his garden like an only child “indicates that Feliks belongs to his garden ,which demonstrates the importance of gardening to Feliks identity it also suggest a distance between the father and son, as peter feels the garden belongs in his father’s life in way that peter cant that shows a sense of sadness. The use of 3rd person pronoun “his father’s friends” indicates that peter excludes himself from belonging to his fathers friends which shows a sense of alienation it also indicates a sense of distance or dispossession and that the polish friends are peters fathers friends alone, “Minds making from sunrise to sleep” peter uses alliteration in this quote to create a verbal sense of belonging, reflecting the notion that Feliks feels a strong affrication to his garden. Alliteration in first stanza also mimics the idea expressed within it as the poem moves on its comes a point where peter uses direct speech and this is reflected by the quote “did your father ever attempt to learn English “the use of direct speech give us an insight into situation and it also brings the poem alive in this case the use of direct language in this quotes indicates that Feliks is viewed as an outsider by the Australians which shows major alienation...
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