• Bruce Dawes Poetry Ordinary Life
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    Discuss 2 of Dawe's poems which illustrates his belief that ordinary things in life are a good subject for poetry. Bruce Dawe poems illustrate his version of 'ordinary'. The poems I have studied of his work have been about life and how people deal with everyday living. Such poems as Drifters and Homosuburbiensis are good examples of how Dawe captures the meaning of 'ordinary'. Drifters is about a family who move from place to place, as the father needs to move by the demand of his job. The young...
  • Bruce Dawe Apology For Impatience
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    Apology for Impatience for Gloria. On first reading, this poem seems quite incomprehensible. Out of context, the poem appears to be about love and relationships. Apology for Impatience was written in 1963 (wife dead) and it was written for Gloria, his wife. Dawe rarely uses a first person persona and it is through his use of the first person persona and the fact that it was written for his wife, that leads me to believe that Dawe was not just making a comment on love, but on his love for Gloria....
  • Genesis 2 Adam And Eve
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    Analysis of the poem: Genesis, by Bruce Dawe Bruce Dawe, an Australian poet, has written the poem 'Genesis'. The poem compares the beginning of school to Adam and Eve's expulsion from the Garden of Eden, hence the title 'Genesis'. Dawe has put the context of the poem into a modern day theme. Using the comparison of Adam and Eve's loss of innocence, he describes how the innocence of children is lost at school. This correspondence to the story of God expelling Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden ...
  • Consuming Bruce Dawe Consumerism Song Cartoon
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    Consumerism Consumerism refers to the practice of consuming or a typical state of mind in a free market context and by consumerism, we are talking about a concern, even an obsession with owning and consuming material things. I have studied a number of texts including two of Bruce Dawe's poems, namely "Enter Without so Much as Knocking" and "Breakthrough." I have studied and analysed a song from Jennifer Lopez, entitled "Love Don't Cost a Thing" and a cartoon from Michael Leunig. These texts have...
  • Dawe Consumption Consumerist Poem
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    Dawe's poems together dwell on how consumerism enslaves us, and deprives us of our innocency and freedom. We need according to Dawe, find a way of turning away from the market place and consumption in order to be free. His poems such as "Enter without so much as knocking" demonstrates the never ending cycle of consumerist power and overdrive, as opposed to "Tele vistas" it is rather similar as it also follows a type of cycle which forever repeats itself as the TV programs are shown regularly and...
  • Americanized Child Stanza Mother
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    Americanized Walkthrough Bruce Dawe is strongly opposed to consumerism, as shown through his poem, Americanized. The poem is written in a predominantly bitter and ironic tone. The title itself is ironic. Bruce Dawe is Australian and has spelled the title using American spelling rather than Australian spelling, with the 's? being replaced by a 'z? Stanza one is set in the morning at breakfast time. It involves the mother and her child. Instead of the usual loving mother, we see a cold mother and ...
  • Bruce Dawe And Poems
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    Bruce Dawe was born in 1930, in Victoria. He grew up to be Australia's best selling and most popular poet. His successful poetry book 'Sometimes gladness's old over 100, 000 copies since its initial publication. Quite a lot of Dawe's poems express and analyze consumerism. Consumerism is present in the three poems 'Enter without so much as knocking', 'Televistas' and 'Breakthrough' In the poem 'Enter without so much as knocking' consumerism is a major issue throughout the text. The poem introduce...
  • Bruce Dawe Consumerism Naomi Klein
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    Bruce Dawe: consumerism. Question: You work for the department of consumer affairs. Your workplace supervisor has asked you to write a report based on your investigations of how texts influence consumers. Write a report. In your answer, you should refer to your prescribed text and a variety of other related texts of your own choosing. Department of consumer affairs. Date: 10/10/2002 Re: how texts influence consumers. From the prescribed text sometimes gladness by Bruce Dawe it is evident that t...
  • Bruce Dawe People Life World
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    'The 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 of Dawe's poetry concerns the common person - his poems are a recollection on the world and issues around him. The statement 'The poet's role is to challenge the world they see around them.'...
  • Manifested By An Obsession With Consumer Dawe Life Society
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    Remember man from dust you come and to dust you shall return. This is a central idea of Bruce Dawe's work; no matter mow many materialistic items we acquire and consume, we all end up in the same place. Dawe's poems are a recollection on the world and issues around him. His aim was to depict the social problems concerning the common Australian suburban resident. This is evident through his mocking approach to these issues. Bruce Dawe's work, Enter without so much as knocking and Americanized ar...
  • Consumerism Americanized The Poem Enter
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    Bruce Dawe uses his poetry as a tool to criticise the consumer driven America and societies with consumer values. He puts forward different ideas about consumerism through use of techniques such as metaphor, parody and colloquial language. This can be seen in particular poems such "Enter without so much as knocking" and "Americanized." The poem "Enter without so much as knocking" explores the negative issues of consumerism through the example of one mans life. The poem has a cycle structure, sta...
  • Consumerism Holy Grail
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    Dawe's ideas of consumerism may not be unique because there are many evidences from other sources that have shown similar ideas to his. For example there is a cartoon strip by Leunig called "The sunrise" which has the same idea / theme as "The Not-so-good Earth", another cartoon strip called "Entertainment Tonight" with the same ideas as "Enter without so much as knocking" and another one of Leuing's cartoon strips called "The Holy Grail" which has similar ideas as another one of Dawe's poems ca...
  • Bobby Dazzler Dawe Consumerism Shows
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    How does Dawe's poetry challenge us to be critical of consumerism? Consumerism is the process of selling, advertising and promoting goods and services. Society tends to become acquisitive, that is, it becomes a desire to acquire and possess goods and services. Consumerism is suggested to be an obsessive consumption of goods because of the 'ism' associated. Bruce Dawe describes the negative aspects of consumerism in the poems: Enter Without So Much As Knocking; Televistas and Americanized. ...
  • Enter Without So Much As Knocking Dawe Consumerism Views
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    Composers express their beliefs about consumerism in many ways, mediums and styles, due to its power of influence over the majority of the civilization. Bruce Dawe communicates his views and believes through the medium of poems to emphasise the grave reality of consumerism overtaking our social, ethical and moral issues of our culture. His cynical views are brought forward using numerous poetic techniques some being, figurative language, caricature, imagery and epigraph these clearly outline his...
  • Analysis Of Weapon's Training By Bruce Dawe
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    "Weapons Training" by Bruce Dawe, is an 'anti-war' poem, a dramatic monologue in which an instructor is teaching new recruits about their weapons in preparation for the Vietnam War. His voice is aggressive and demanding, the tone of the instructor is disciplined and hard on his students. The poem has a negative tone to it because it is about men being trained in the use of devices that will kill other men. The reader senses the atmosphere of a training area, and knows that the soldiers will most...