Area Of Study – Belonging.
Belonging Essay 1. The Immigrant Chronicles- Peter Skrzynecki
Migrant Hostel * Portrays emotions surrounding the experience of migrants in detainment after their arrival in Australia.
Technique: Simile- capering the migrants to..
Example: “birds of passage” who were “always sensing a change in the weather”
Effect: emphasises the absence of a stanle fixed home for the migrants. They feel they do not belong in their current location. They are also “uncertain” about their furutre “track”.
Technique: Physical Symbols in the LAST STANZA
Effect: highlights the migrants’ perception of their lack of belonging in their society new society.
Example: The physical “barrier” “sealed off the highway/from our doorstep.”
Technique: Simile – comparing the barriers rising and falling to create feelings of alienation
Example: “a finger pointed in reprimand or shame”
Effect: migrant’s disconnection to the new place and their sense of not belonging.
10 Mary Street * Talks about when his family moved into their first house in Aust. Away from the migrant camps and his sense of belonging.
Technique: Denotation of time in the first line
Example: “For nineteen years”
Effect: suggest that his place great importance on the time spend in this physical location and helps us make a connection with Skrzynecki’s sense of belonging.
Technique: Simile STANZA TWO
Example: “tended rose and camellias/ Like adopted children”
Effect: emphasis a beautiful image that shows care with which the parents tend their garden. There is a sense of devotion to this place. Feeling of LOVE, COMFORT and FAMILIARITY. 2. Neighbours- Tim Winton * Concept of belonging in his short story where young Australian newlywed couple move into a inner city neighbourhood full of migrants
Technique: a commutation of adjectives
Example: “the women felt flattered, claustrophobic, grateful, peeved”