• 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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  • Homecoming Analysis
    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 themselves. Theme- what is the poet’s message/how has he developed it?: Bruce Dawe mainly wanted to deliver...
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  • Bruce Dawe and Tim Collins
    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 Dawe and the speech Lieutenant Tim Collins...
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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 poem...
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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 world...
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  • Bruce Dawe - Enter Without so Much as Knocking + Lifecycle
    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 inspirational and truthful poets of our time. Born in 1930, in Geelong, most...
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  • Weapons Training Bruce Dawe
    Weapons Training by Bruce Dawe essay attempt In the poem, Weapons Training Bruce Dawe uses language forms and features to show war in an unfavourable light. Weapons Training is known as a anti-war poem. He uses dramatic monologue by an angry, racist drill seargent who expresses Bruce Dawes views on war through...
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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’ the...
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  • Consumerism
    powerful images conveyed in Bruce Dawe’s texts Americanized and Abandonment of Autos, and a cartoon 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...
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  • Connections Speech
    exemplified through the use 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...
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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 officer...
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  • “Identity Can Be Shaped by People, Places, Circumstances and the Environment”
    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 lifecycle writing styles, placing emphasise on the passage of time and techniques...
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  • Bruce Dawe Homecoming Themes Analysis
    anti-war poem ‘Homecoming’ delineates the dehumanising aspect of wars upon the human race as a whole. With the usage of visual imagery throughout the poem, Dawe accomplishes in writing poetry that has an extensive universal appeal underlining the savage but real nature of war. “The noble jets are whining like...
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  • dark knight
    based around the DC Comics character Batman, and the film is the sequel to the 2005 film, Batman Begins. Christian Bale 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...
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  • Alienation - Essay
    “Enter Without So Much As Knocking” by Bruce Dawe, “Capitalism and Alienation” by Danielle Pioli and “ Be My Brother” by Geneueve Clay, alienation is forced upon the characters by external forces. In the poem “Enter Without So Much As Knocking” by Bruce Dawe, the alienation present is determined...
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  • Bruce Dawe
    English Speech Bruce Dawe Life is an ongoing cycle, forever trapped within the consumerism, legalism, and ruthlessness of modern society. Only through our fleeting innocence, purity and the appreciation of our natural world are we able to go beyond society’s harsh expectations and regulations that only...
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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 lecturer...
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  • Bruce Dawe Poetry
    Bruce Dawe Poetry- Many of Bruce Dawe’s poems have a heavy message and a bleak meaning relating to society’s weaknesses and downfalls. “Enter without so much as knocking” is a poem that is critical of consumerism in the modern world. The poem itself is a story of one man’s life, from birth till...
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  • Dialouge - 'Weapons Training' 'Plesant Sunday Afternoon'
    Afternoon’ (PSA), written by Bruce Dawe. The themes these poems express include ‘strive for happiness and fulfilment and make the most of life. Another text that also displays these themes is ‘V For Vendetta’ directed by James McTeigue. The poem ‘Weapons Training’ written by Bruce Dawe is monologue from military...
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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 Vietnam...
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