• Homecoming Analysis
    Homecoming Subject Matter/content: This poem is about the returning of Australia soldiers from the Vietnam War. Bruce Dawe illustrates and recounts tragedies from the war and outlines the negative atmosphere surrounding this loss. Dawe is speaking for the soldiers who can no longer express...
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  • Essay – Bruce Dawe
    Essay – Bruce Dawe What is Bruce Dawe saying in ‘Breakthrough’ and ‘Televistas’ about the impact of the media on modern society? In your discussion show how the poem uses persuasive and poetic techniques to convey the viewpoint. There are many different ways for poets to get a message across...
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  • Weapons Training
    The Poetry of Bruce Dawe Weapons Training The poem "Weapons training" composed by Bruce Dawe, explores the realities of war. The poem is situated in the period of the Viet-Nam war to prepare recruits for war. Dawe, uses a wide variety of techniques to further convey the harsh realities of war...
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  • Bruce Dawe and Tim Collins
    “Communities and contexts: how ideas are generated through words” If Bruce Dawe and Tim Collins wrote such texts that portrayed their ideas and expressed their opinions, why shouldn’t they be included in Penguin’s anthology? These texts include: ‘Weapons Training’ and ‘Homecoming’ by Bruce...
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  • Bruce Dawe - Enter Without so Much as Knocking + Lifecycle
    Poems: Lifecycle – Enter Without So Much As Knocking The poet’s role is to challenge the world the see around them.’ How far is this true for the poetry of Bruce Dawe? How (ie through what techniques) Does Dawe achieve this? Discuss a maximum of 2 poems. Bruce Dawe is one of the most...
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  • Consumerism
    by Clay Butler, raise issues and concerns about consumerism. | 2. To start off, Bruce dawe’s text Americanized effectively portrays negative views on consumerism. Dawe uses an extended metaphor which involves a mother and a child symbolizing America and less powerful countries. The significance of...
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  • Connections Speech
    of juxtaposition, form, imagery and stage directions in the two texts homo suburbiensis and educating Rita written by bruce dawe and willy russel. Willy Russel uses stage directions in the play educating Rita to highlight the differences between Rita and frank. Rita doesn’t ever sit down, she...
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  • Weapons Training
    Weapons Training Bruce Dawe ‘Weapons Training’ was written by Bruce Dawe. Who became one of Australia’s most well known poets in the 1960’s. In 1959 he joined the RAAF, Royal Australian Air Force, and left to become a teacher in 1968. As his occupation in the RAAF, Bruce served as an air force...
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  • The Wholley Innocent Analysis
    Bruce Dawe once said that, “we write out of a need to come to terms with some concern, or something “bugging” us.” From this statement, it is blatant that he expresses his emotions and morals through his poetry in attempt to share his views and concerns on contemporary issues of the world with the...
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  • Bruce Dawe Lifecycle
    I believe Bruce Dawes poem Life Cycle is both of satirical nature and a celebration of the game of Australian Rules football in Victoria. This is shown in the use of many poetic techniques such as religious connotations; tone of the writing and by dedication to Big Jim Phelan. Throughout the...
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  • “Identity Can Be Shaped by People, Places, Circumstances and the Environment”
    The environments and places we encounter as well as the people and circumstances we experience can be integral in shaping ones identity. This concept is thoroughly explored within Tim Winton’s ‘The Turning’ as well as Bruce Dawes controversial poem Enter Without so Much as Knocking. The use of...
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  • dark knight
    returns to play the role of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire who defends Gotham City as Batman. Other returning cast members include Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, and Gary Oldman as James Gordon. The film introduces new characters, including Heath Ledger as the...
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  • Alienation - Essay
    ineffectual, meaninglessness – having no significance, normlessness – lack of social norms, cultural estrangement and social isolation. In the three chosen texts; “Enter Without So Much As Knocking” by Bruce Dawe, “Capitalism and Alienation” by Danielle Pioli and “ Be My Brother” by Geneueve Clay...
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  • How does the poet use techniques to engage the reader? ‘War Without End’ and ‘Description of an Idea’
    Year 10 English Studies Essay: How does the poet use techniques to engage the reader? ‘War Without End’ and ‘Description of an Idea’ Bruce Dawe is a famous poet born in 1930. He incorporated similar techniques in his poems ‘War Without End’ and ‘Description of an Idea’. In the ‘War Without End...
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  • Other Related Texts HSC belonging
    Vampyre A picture book about identity, making choices and being true to oneself Margaret Wild and Ran Brooks The Dream of the Thylacine Poetry Bruce Dawe Drifters Enter without so much as knocking Life Cycle Emily Dickinson John Foulcher Summer Rain Robert Gray Especially...
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  • Enter so Much Without Knocking by Bruce Dawe
    Bruce used dialogue to portray people, places and ideas in his poem to reflect on his personal values and moral. Discuss using o ne poem. Dialogue was explicitly employed in Enter so much without knocking written by Bruce Dawe to portray his personal values on consumerism in society. Through the...
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  • Biography of Bruce Dawe
    Biography of Bruce Dawe, a Poet of Urban Australia. Bruce Dawe was born in Geelong, Victoria, in 1930. He is married with four children. He has worked in a wide variety of jobs and occupations such as a labourer, gardener, postman, in the Royal Australian Air Force for nine years, and as a senior...
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  • Bruce Dawe Homecoming Themes Analysis
    their lives, the fact that they get little or none what so ever acknowledgment for their heroic act except from their loyal companion; their dog, emphasizes the worldwide concept of war as dehumanising. 2. Senseless life loss Homecoming by Bruce Dawe illustrates and recounts the tragedies of...
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  • Bruce Dawe
    responder. Bruce Dawe uses dialogue, allowing us to share the different points of view from his characters; in the texts Pleasant Sunday Afternoon and Weapons Training we are able experience different perspectives through this dialogue. In a similar fashion, the mocumentary style comedy series Angry...
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  • Homecoming Analysis
    BRUCE DAWE-HOMECOMING The title ‘homecoming’ suggests a cheerful and welcoming juncture as the reader would naturally develop the impression that the person is returning to his nearest and dearest after being away for an extremely long period of time. Instead, Dawe makes several references to the...
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