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    TECHNIQUES USED IN BRUCE DAWES POEMS Alliteration: Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words placed near each other. 
 Onomatopoeia: Words that sound like their meanings. Repetition: The purposeful re-use of words and phrases for an effect. Rhyme: Words that have different beginning sounds but whose endings sound alike‚ including the final vowel sound and everything following it‚ are said to rhyme. Analogy: A comparison‚ usually something unfamiliar with something familiar

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    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 the use of rhetorical questions‚ structure‚ onomatopoeia‚ and racist and sexual language. Firstly‚ in Weapons Training it is obvious onomatopoeia is used to show exaggeration and to set

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    ‘Weapon’s Training’ By Bruce Dawe a) The poem begins with the connection word ‘And’ for emphasis and as an interruption to the soldiers. It is for the drill sergeant to interrupt the soldiers dazing and get them to listen to him. b) This poem is also called a dramatic epilogue. A dramatic epilogue is a one person piece of drama. ‘Weapon’s Training’ could actually be used as a drama piece as it is very dramatic. c) ‘I want to hear those eyeballs click..’ Click is the example of onomatopoeia.

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    within texts‚ or between text and the 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 Boys by Chris Lilley shows us a variety of different views of the world. *** In the poem Weapons TrainingBruce Dawe expresses his particular view about military

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    living in suburbia with the other four-fifths of the population. This essay will cite specific examples of poems of a man commonly regarded as Australia’s greatest living poet from 1950 to 1990. Through Bruce Dawe’s poetry the true Australian persona has arisen to global knowledge. One of Bruce Dawes most famous poems‚ written in the 1950s‚ is Enter Without So Much As Knocking. In this poem he highlights the plight of a ’modern’ man who slowly comes to realize and embrace the façade surrounding suburban

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    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 end in the destruction of a person’s spirit. In Enter without so much as knocking Bruce Dawe comments on the materialistic character of Australian society in the 1950’s. During this period of his

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    “Language helps us to share other people’s experiences”. In Bruce Dawe’s poems Breakthrough and Life Cycle‚ they are often trying to persuade‚ inform or warn the reader of different things throughout the human life. This is done by translating his social beliefs and stands into poetry‚ using many language techniques to express his points. Some of these will be discussed throughout this critical response. In the poem Breakthrough‚ Dawe uses sarcasm and irony to inform his readers of how sickening

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    Bruce Dawes poems explore the impacts of consumer culture and are an indictment of the growing materialism in modern society. In Enter Without So Much As Knocking (1962)‚ Dawe portrays a world dominated by consumerism‚ which has lead to `conformity‚ and eroded the individuality of many people. The idea that our view of the world can only be seen through television and that our experience of life is restricted and controlled by it is highlighted in the satirical poem‚ Tele Vistas.(1977) This idea

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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 death and is a satirical look at modern society and its materialism. The poem begins with the Latin line “Memento‚ homo‚ qui‚ pulvis es‚ et in pulverem reverteris.” This means in English “Remember you are

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  • Bruce Dawe Journeys

    destination is the most important thing and never take into consideration what we learn on the way. Bruce Dawe expresses this idea of change in his poems ‘migrants’ and ‘enter without so much as knocking’. Dawe showcases both a positive and negative aspect of change by using poetic techniques such as personification‚ alliteration‚ metaphor and ellipsis. Journeys can be physical‚ emotional and inner. Bruce Dawe’s poem‚ migrants‚ portrays a long quest from the perspective of a migrant group. This group

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