North Coast Town

Topics: Poetry, PASS, Hitchhiking Pages: 2 (542 words) Published: December 20, 2010
North coast town- related to the journey

- coffs harbor ‘’tropicana
-familiar to him
-speaks from a outsiders view
-presents from a objective point of view hes very critical about it - town is like a microcosm (small piece of something that can be placed anywhere) -it was a drifting sort of life
-go with the flow
-age of innocence
-sleeping on beach was common
-gray has managed to describe the life of a hippie/hitchhiker -hitchhiker was a man!
- north coast summer
-washed himself at tap
-always mud near a tap
-puts hand in pocket finds sand this adds reality for the poem -as he looks around he notices hamburger stand but without money it doent make much difference -he only has a floury apple to eat
-sand crawled on the footparth when he was waiting for his lift - cars are busy going somewhere

-lack compassion
-no luck of getting a lift
-hoods going shooting
-plastic pennants are everywhere, totally artificial and suggest high pressure selling by city petrol station -the rsl like a fancy dress inca a imagery less successful
-there making calafornia
-the car passes nieve and slighlty rediculas buildings that reflect early attempts to attract the tourist dollar -as they drive outta town they pass bulldozed acres proberly the site of a new plaza. This is another sign of invasion by city methods and city values all important parts of a journey -aboriginals live on outside of the town

- although the poet seems to be mainly concerned with the outside appearance of this town the last line suggests that he is ahead of his time in being aware of aboriginals as fellow human beings. -the poet also leaves us with the significant fact that the aboriginal is not attempting to hitch

1. The usual significance of daybreak in literature is the beginning of a new day a clean fresh start ‘’ first thing is the morning’’ it’s the opening of the poem 2. we get the poets perspective , the hitchhiker. Its important because hes only passing though on...
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