The poems “Migrant hostel” and “10 Mary St” both written by Peter Skrzynecki contain elements of belonging to people and places through techniques used by peter within these poems.
“For nineteen years” the family owned their home, their place of belonging that within only 4 years of hard work they paid it off and made it their own. The house was unsold until the parents died, so the long “nineteen years” at their home was demonstrates how much it meant to the family as it is the place where they established their belonging. In “10 Mary Street”, the family’s connection to their house (place) is established through the nurturing of their garden. A simile is used “tended roses and camellias like adopted children” emphasises